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Video | Watch editor Mark Hansford kick a construction truck

Dawes lorry skirt

New Civil Engineer editor Mark Hansford flexed some serious muscle while kicking a construction truck as part of a demonstration into a new safety feature to protect vulnerable road users.

The Dawes guard is a retractable safety feature, currently on trial in London, which fits between the front and rear wheels of construction vehicles and claims to protect vulnerable road users from falling between the gap and into the path of the rear wheels.

In the video, product inventor James Dawes invited the New Civil Engineer team to give the device a kick to demonstrate its hardiness.

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