Traffic lights in London will be fixed with mirrors to enable lorry drivers to see cyclists who are in blind spots.

60% of cyclist deaths reported in London in 2008 were attributed to truck drivers who failed to see the cyclist when turning.

Transport for London has confirmed that it is now in talks with the Department for Transport to get the programme, which has the support of London Mayor Boris Johnson, up and running.

Once the mirrors are installed drivers will be able to view anyone just below the front of the cab or between the lorry and the kerb.

Trucks and lorries built after 2000 are required to have EU-standard safety mirrors. The London Assembly wants this to extend to around 100,000 of the heavy goods vehicles built before 2000.