Sentinel Systems has developed a new LED sign for its Bike Hotspot system, to help reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and commercial vehicles.
Every year a high number of cyclists are killed or injured on urban roads, many of these incidents involving large vehicles.
The new sign provides extra protection for vulnerable cyclists.
It gives cyclists approaching the rear of the vehicle a clear warning that the vehicle is about to turn left. The LED Cycle Sign can be fitted alongside the Bike Hotspot system to the rear or the nearside of the vehicle or as a stand-alone product.
The Bike Hotspot system works by fitting sensors on the nearside of the vehicle and the sign will activate at speeds lower than 10mph. The sensors are linked to a choice of alarm, including in cab sounds, LED lights and external speakers that warn cyclists to move away from the vehicle. Installing the sign onto vehicles will give cyclists a visual indication that the vehicle is about to manoeuvre, giving them time to stay out of the way of any potential harm.