Campaign

Road Justice

Introduction

Road Justice supported by Slater & Gordon Lawyers

Road casualties can and should be prevented, but the justice system is failing to promote safety on our roads by not treating road crime as real crime. The police and coroners do not always investigate road collisions thoroughly enough.The prosecution services often make weak charging and prosecution decisions and the courts frequently issue sentences that do not adequately reflect the severity of crimes committed by bad drivers.

In order to make the roads safer, Cycling UK's Road Justice campaign is campaigning for a justice system that discourages bad driving, educates drivers to a higher standard and takes bad drivers off the roads.

Cycling UK and the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, the charity which provides legal support in cases involving cyclists and cycling, have joined forces to campaign for road justice. The Road Justice campaign aims to improve the justice system by ensuring that the police, the prosecution services, the courts and the legal system treats bad driving and bad drivers as seriously as the victims of road crime expect and the interests of road safety demand.

Report bad drivers on the Road Justice website

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Recent Campaign Activity

Air pollution in the city
Roads, horses, pollution...and cycling Blog
The Government’s contradictory plans for tacking air pollution and investing in roads have both hit the news this week. They were debated in Parliament too, as was equestrian safety. Cycling UK made sure cycling got mentioned in three debates on successive days.
Driver at wheel
The legal framework and sentencing policy Campaigning Views
The legal framework and sentencing for driving offences need to reinforce the message that endangering other road users is unacceptable.
Royal Courts of Justice
Prosecutors and courts Campaigning Views
To reinforce the message that driving that endangers other road users is socially unacceptable, prosecutors and courts should not dismiss 'dangerous' driving as merely 'careless'.
Photo of the scales of justice
"My Government will" - do nothing about this Blog
Three years since it was first promised, three Justice Secretaries later, nine thousand consultation responses, a two-year legislative programme, but we are still waiting for new legislation on road traffic offences and penalties. As the Queen announces what the Government will do in the next two years, Duncan Dollimore explains that there is silence on the promise to tackle bad driving and improve road safety.

Case Studies

Bristol Road Justice campaigners put pressure on police
Road Justice map of police pledges
Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCyC) is an excellent example of a group of local campaigners who have wholeheartedly got behind the Road Justice campaign by ramping up pressure on their local force to...
 
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