Earlier this month, TCAT sent a SafeTrucks endorsement letter to the Minister of Transport in support of Private Member’s Bill C-344 which would require trucks operating on Canada’s roads to be equipped with sideguards, a measure to improve the safety of cyclists. SafeTrucks is a coalition of citizens and organizations who are working to promote the adoption of mandatory truck sideguard legislation throughout Canada.
Sideguards provide several benefits to road safety, fuel economy, and the environment. Bill C-344 was introduced by Trinity-Spadina Member of Parliament Olivia Chow. In Ontario, mandatory sideguards were one of the recommendations in the Chief Coroners Cycling Death Review completed last summer.