In 2020, 16,294 cyclists were injured in reported road accidents, including 4,356 who were killed or seriously injured. To assist in bringing these numbers down, we have put together the FHOSS Cycle Lane, an illuminated early warning system.
Combining amber lines along the left side of the vehicle, with red lines at the rear, and a “Caution” projection FHOSS Cycle Lane creates two windows of opportunity for the otherwise endangered cyclist to stop in time.
With the increased popularity of cycling during the COVID-19 Pandemic, rates of injury and fatality to cyclists have doubled. In 2020 alone road vehicles were responsible for killing nearly 700 cyclists.
To assist in bringing these numbers down, we have put together the FHOSS Cycle Lane, an illuminated early warning system.
Combining amber lines along the left side of the vehicle with red lines at the rear, and a “Caution” projection FHOSS Cycle Lane creates two windows of opportunity for the otherwise endangered cyclist to stop in time.
The statistics are clear, our roads are still incredibly dangerous for vulnerable road users, despite legislative efforts in recent years to improve the standard of safety. Our solution offers an approach never seen before.
The current Direct Vision Standard only requires a small sticker on the rear of the vehicle, as “prominent pictorial warning signage”. As we’re all aware, the bustling streets of London don’t always lend themselves to detailed observation, and distractions are everywhere.
The FHOSS Cycle Lane system allows HGV’s to signal their presence and potential risk to cyclists, without any extra duty for driver/operator. As they indicate left, the system illuminates the exclusion zone necessary for the vehicles blind spot.
A red line across the rear, signalling from a distance to take care on approach, and amber lines along the side of the vehicle in-keeping with road regulations. These, paired with the Caution projection create a striking image for any approaching vulnerable road users.
With standards improving, and the safety culture of the UK becoming better recognised, and appreciated, our early adopters have found it crucial to get ahead of their competitors when safety is in mind.
In 2017/18, 95% of cases heard by the HSE resulted in conviction for at least one offence with fines totalling over £72m. (£147,292 average fine per conviction).
Our aim is to protect the public, your workforce and your company name. We all benefit when safety is taken seriously
We work closely with our partners and clients to ensure we are up to date with the latest methods and working practices which means we are so much more than just another supplier.
Our dedicated team of safety specialists are on hand to answer any questions and to offer advice on the best placement and usage of our safety systems. Once we’ve agreed the right system for your requirements, we will arrange a mutually convenient time and location to fit your equipment.
Our highly skilled FHOSS engineers are fully trained and equipped to carry out your install with the minimum of fuss in a professional and timely manner, with no downtime or digging onsite.
We offer both installation and setup of the system itself, as well as an all inclusive package that includes the framework for our equipment to sit on – all part of the price.
In the unlikely event of breakdown, installs and equipment are covered by a 12 month manufacturing defects warranty giving you complete peace of mind. If this does occur, we will endeavour to get an engineer to you as soon as possible ensuring minimum downtime.
Does it work in the day?
Yes and no. It is visible in low light / overcast / dusty conditions but not bright light or direct sunlight. Much in the same way that a torch does not work on a bright day.
How durable is the system?
The light units are encased in cast alloy housings, making them strong, durable and resistant to minor knocks.
How bright is it?
1000 – 2500 LM
Can it be jet-washed?
Yes, but care should be taken to avoid prolonged spray directly to the body of the unit.
Will it fit my vehicle / plant?
Most vehicles & plant can be fitted as long as there is a power source to connect to.
Will it damage my vehicle?
A pre-agreed area will need to be drilled to install brackets.
How long does it last?
50,000 hours, outlasting most vehicle leases.
Can it come on automatically or does it need a switch?
The Cycle Lane system is wired into your vehicles left indicator, allowing your operators to drive without extra input required.
Is it waterproof?
Yes, our units are IP67 rated.
Is it road legal?
Yes, all lights at the rear of the vehicle are red and those at the side are amber. The system has been approved by both Transport for London and the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact to see how FHOSS can help improve the safety of you and your workforce.
Please contact our sales account managers for pricing options. (Financing options available.)