Demanding stronger action against careless drivers, Nazan Fennell has decided continue her campaign for making streets safer for cyclists.
Last weekend what started as a memorial bike ride turned into a protest, and led to tailbacks of vehicles on the Kings Heath High Street, after she heard a first hand account of her daughter’s accident.
Nazan lost her 13 year old daughter Hope in November 2011 to an accident on the Kings Heath High Street.
Hope was on her way back from school and was trying to cross the street on her bike, when she was trapped under the wheels of an 18 ton lorry.
Talking about the protest held in Kings Heath last Saturday, she said,
“I had never heard a first hand account of last few minutes of my daughter’s life. That’s when I sat down on the street”
In a conversation with Brum Transport, she further explains:
Nazan Fennell is running the ‘Live in Hope’ campaign to push for proximity sensors to be made mandatory for heavy goods vehicles so that drivers can deal with blind spots better.
Earlier on Brum Transport: Will cyclists be at a greater risk if DfT allows longer lorries on streets?
Soon to follow: Cyclist Chris Lowe explains the problems cyclists face while trying to cross a traffic junction and why investments from £24m funds for cycling should also be made to deal with this problem.