24.11.2016 - Mick George Ltd Driving Cyclist Road Safety
Following a highly successful outing at the beginning of the year, Mick George Ltd returned to Long Road Sixth Form College with one of its new City Safety Vehicles to demonstrate how road safety conditions for Cambridge cyclists could be improved by fitting vehicles with special 'safety features'.
The local construction business teamed up with Skanska UK to deliver the initiative, providing students with an insight as to their vulnerability when in the proximity of commercial vehicles if not treated with care.
Pupils were shown the various components, including extra mirrors, a rear warning sign showing blind spots and a reversing alarm, as well as the chance to climb aboard the cab to get a driver’s perspective.
Heather Chambers, Vice Principal, said: "We are extremely grateful to Skanksa UK and Mick George Ltd for coming to Long Road. It is crucial that our students realise how careful they need to be while cycling or using motorised transport.’’
Both companies are responsible for transportation in and around the City of Cambridge, due to their involvement with numerous large scale development projects such as, North West Cambridge, the University's largest single capital expansion project.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The visit to Long Road college was an extension to the recent work we’ve been doing with other schools in the region, albeit to much younger children.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’The business recognises it has a responsibility to educate the local community on the best way to remain safe when in the vicinity of large Heavy Good Vehicles. This is a continuous process that Mick George Ltd is looking to engage.’’