Eilidh's Memorial Ride from Giles Carlin on Vimeo
Dedicated to reducing lorry danger and saving lives
See Me Save Me is a campaign coordinated by RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, born out of grief, frustration and anger.
For too many years HGVs with blind spots have been allowed to share the roads with pedestrians and cyclists. Priority has been given to saving costs and speeding material delivery; we have paid the price in families shattered and bodies broken.
'The See Me Save Me campaign, which we started in the disastrous wake of Eilidh's death, is now spreading far and wide. And this is as it should be. We are channelling our grief and heartbreak to save others. There are many issues to tackle. We won't rest until change takes place to save our most vulnerable road users from the most lethal vehicles on the road.'
Kate Cairns, bereaved sister. Read Kate's launch speech here.
But it is also born out of hope.
There have been a growing number of initiatives in both government and the private sector that redefine good practice, from safety technology, to driver training, to procurement. To this has now been added a growing public outrage, seen by direct action by the cycling community, and manifested through recent campaigns in the Times and the Independent.
The challenge now is to direct this energy to ensure that good practice ceases to be the exception and becomes the norm, so that our streets can become safe for all.
We see this site as a work in progress and we aim to keep it that way. So please help us with news, views and information that is relevant to this problem. Together we can make it happen.
Eliminate lorry blind spots!