FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, had a highly visible presence at Ciclovia Belfast at the weekend. The community event closes part of the city to motor vehicles to allow cyclists, and especially families, to use traffic-free roads and to encourage healthier living.
Ciclovia Belfast, is a Health and Community in the heart of the city of Belfast. The ‘cycle freeway’ allows cyclists from across Belfast and beyond, of all ages and abilities, to cycle on a traffic free route from Botanic Gardens to Belfast City Hall.
Kindly loaned by FORS Member Deighan Transport, FORS displayed a top-spec DAF XF 6×2 tractor unit. Company boss, Seamus Deighan was also on hand to provide families, particularly children, with a unique opportunity to experience precisely what a truck driver sees from the cab, and in so doing demonstrate the dangers of approaching trucks when cycling on the road.
Peter Morrow, FORS Manager – Northern Ireland, said: “FORS is dedicated to promoting best practice for commercial vehicle operators of all descriptions, ensuring that journeys are safer for all road users.”