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

Car overtaking cyclist
Cycling UK hails West Midlands Police for “best cyclist road safety initiative ever” Press Release
Cycling UK is delighted to support a ground-breaking initiative by West Midlands Police to proactively target drivers who ignore Highway Code rules on passing distances when overtaking cyclists.
Texting driver
Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence - and Lee lost his life News
Caught eight times for driving a mobile phone, but allowed by a court to carry on driving lest the loss of his licence might cause his family hardship. Six weeks later Christopher Gard was texting as he drove into and killed cyclist Lee Martin. Which did the Magistrates think was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users?
Cyclist wait at junction
Road safety and cycling: Overview Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand.
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason Press Release
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.

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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