How to stop the ‘lorry killer’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The walkway was placed along the edge of the A33 near Dover. It’s been one of the country’s most extreme headline-grabbers. Last year a pedestrian in England was…

How to stop the 'lorry killer'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The walkway was placed along the edge of the A33 near Dover.

It’s been one of the country’s most extreme headline-grabbers.

Last year a pedestrian in England was hit by a lorry while using a crosswalk.

It was followed by one in Germany, which damaged a pedestrian’s bicycle.

This sent people into a frenzy – worried that this was simply the tip of the iceberg.

We wanted to see if you, our viewers, thought the drivers who set up in front of the crosswalk in Dover should be held responsible, or whether the driver who hit the pedestrian was just unlucky.

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To that end, the bridge was temporarily removed, and the drivers had to take on a 20 metre walkway.

We’ve set up a Twitter poll – but you can still have your say in our thread below.

Hitting the pedestrians, nor myself: how to stop the ‘lorry killer’ We’ve been asked a lot how can drivers stop being “lorry killers” and just stop and help when they spot an accident involving a pedestrian.

Like a lot of you, I think the answer is pretty simple. Drivers should be much more professional about when they’re getting involved in an accident, and when it’s appropriate to use their phone.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When a pedestrian is hit by a lorry, traffic is often stopped in one direction so the driver can be issued with their penalty

Much has been written on this topic, so I’d like to break it down into three easily digestible parts.

I hope the video has helped you digest it all in your own time and way.

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