Be HGV Aware


Every road user should feel safe to use the road. We want vulnerable road users to stay safe and injury free.


We deliver an onsite presentation that addresses the limitations surrounding HGVs, and the potential dangers linked to vulnerable road users.


Our experienced HGV drivers will offer information, guidance and advice to further your road safety acumen. 

Be HGV Aware is a not for profit, Community Interest Company that believes every road user should feel safe to use the road. The more knowledge a road user has, the better that person is equipped to handle the differing variables that may affect them. Our HGV awareness presentation broadens road user’s knowledge to stay safe, and injury free.

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Total reported cycling casualties
Seriously injured or killed
% of deaths involving HGV, Bus, Coach


Our presentation aim is to inform you of the limitations that cause the potential dangers surrounding HGVs. We understand that while discrimination and victimisation of one by the other will always happen, it is not helpful in any road awareness discussion. Be HGV Aware has put together a presentation that is balanced in its approach; is non-discriminatory and non-victimising. The presentation draws on its members experience to deliver a thought-provoking, eye-opening set of criteria that will increase any audiences’ road acumen.

We are not here to scare you off the road.

We are not here to tell you what to do.

Using slide, video and audience exercises we will address the HGV driver’s visual limitations and the variables that affect HGV operations.

The criteria discussed will include:

Mirrors – their importance and what a HGV driver sees

Blind Spots – numerous variables that cause visibility limitations

Vehicle Manoeuvring and Positioning – how a HGV moves, and how it affects cyclists

Your Visibility – what cyclists can do to increase their visibility in relation to HGVs.

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"Really good presentation, would recommend to any cyclist"

Nigel, Sept 2015


Be HGV Aware has taken time to produce a service that can be tailored to its client. While premises may vary in size and your staff/members may be dispersed at several locations, the core service we offer will always include…

A 60 minute presentation (45mins + questions)

Free ‘Hi-Vis’ vests for audience members (if desired)

On-the-day competition prize giveaways

Discount vouchers on bike safety products

Free Cycle Alert Tag (if desired)

We can also offer an on-site HGV for your staff/members to experience 1st hand, the size and visibility limitations. Be HGV Aware can offer a…

Stationary HGV to sit in and ‘see what an HGV driver sees’

Subject to your facilities, location, staff numbers and a fee.

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Be HGV Aware is a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC) approaching Cycle to Work Scheme employers, employees, educational institutes, bike clubs and charities to organise a presentation through a duty of care to its employees and members.

Please contact us or pass our details on to your Human Resources department, Health and Safety/Site Officer or any Operations/Line Managers.

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