Almost 70% of respondents to an online poll want cyclists banned from wearing headphones.
The ten-day poll, carried out this month by vehicle tracking comparison site TrackCompare.co.uk, was organised after the death of a sixth cyclist in London within just two weeks. The man, in his sixties, died after colliding with a lorry on Camberwell Road.
The poll has attracted wide support and a number of requests for information on hooters and horns pitched to penetrate headphone music.
Kjell Anderton, a director of TrackCompare, said: “Many fleet operators have been deeply disturbed by the deaths and are taking the situation extremely seriously.
“The safety of all who use our crowded roads is now a major consideration and no longer simply a talking point.”
The TrackCompare Cyclists Wearing Headphones poll, carried out this month, asked respondents whether they believed a ban on headphones should be put in place: 69% said yes, the remainder said no.
Launched in 2009, TrackCompare.co.uk represents more than 50 tracking and telematics companies across a wide range of technologies.
The company’s online service is backed by a team of experienced fleet consultants, who help more than 2,000 new fleets every month.
It assists organisations large and small to identify the most effective tracking and telematics solutions for their operations.