Today, Sadiq Khan proposed a rating system for heavy goods vehicles based on the driver's level of vision from the cab.

The mayor's office said that over the past two years HGVs were involved in 23% of pedestrian fatalities and 58% of cyclist deaths in London, despite accounting for just 4% of the miles driven in the city.

Tompion Platt, Head of Policy says: "HGVs have the potential to be incredibly dangerous; it’s about time that the London Mayor has decided to ban them from London’s streets to make the capital better for people walking.

"Although these vehicles make up little of London’s motor traffic, they cause more than a fifth of pedestrian causalities. It’s not acceptable that they continue to pose such a threat to our safety.

"We’re pleased to see Sadiq Khan sticking to his manifesto pledge to make the capital safer for pedestrians by banning the most dangerous of these gigantic lorries. It’s important that the city adapts its transport allowances as it grows and changes.

"Now Mayor Khan needs to follow through with his other manifesto pledges for making London a safer place for pedestrians by overseeing the pedestrianisation of Oxford St and extending the Ultra Low Emissions Zone. It’s vital that these are implemented so that London remains one of the world’s leading cities."