Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bad News for UK Postal Bicycle Delivery

I just ran across an article from the UK, headlining the fact that the Royal Post is eliminating its 24,000 strong fleet of postal delivery bicycles! In short the Royal Post cites "safety risks" as the reason, however on their own website they list bicycle injuries as fifth on the list behind the following four causes of postal injuries:
  1. Slips, trips and falls
  2. Animal attacks
  3. Stepping on/striking against something
  4. Lifting and handling
The bicycle fleet will be replaced with diesel delivery vehicles and trucks...... Way to go UK.

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