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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Latest Campaign Tweets

Recent Campaign Activity

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Whiplash claim plans cause backlash from cycling community Press Release
Plans to reform the claims process used by motorists seeking compensation for whiplash injuries are set to leave cyclists and pedestrians with legal bills if they need to make a claim that’s under £5,000.
Ministry of Justice Motoring Offences and Sentencing Review
Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards Press Release
Cycling UK expresses both relief and dismay at the Government’s long-awaited review of road traffic offences and penalties.
Cyclists
Cyclists' behaviour and the law Campaigning Views
Cyclists should behave responsibly and legally, but the law should recognise that they do little harm and should not have to choose between keeping safe and obeying rules.
TextDriving Credit LordJim Flickr CC
Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK Press Release
Driving disqualifications must be made the norm for new drivers and repeat offenders to end the mobile madness, say The AA and Cycling UK ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on 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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