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

The scales of justice
The Michael Mason case - why, what happened, and where now? Blog
A private prosecution ended in the driver's acquittal, but why did Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund bring the case, what was the evidence, and where do we go with Road Justice campaigning from here? It's a long read, but Duncan Dollimore answers those questions here.
Common driving offences Campaigning Views
Tackling common, bad driving offences effectively would help create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling and walking. (This briefing covers: speeding, drink/drug driving, mobile phone use, driving without entitlement).
TooCloseForComfort mat close-up
We've done it! Too Close For Comfort meets target in first 48hrs Press Release
Cycling UK ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign smashes its fundraising target in less than 48 hours.
Police officers cycling
Roads policing protecting cyclists - with half the budget? Blog
The Government has been told that traffic law enforcement needs specialist traffic officers and visible roads policing, but the numbers keep falling alongside the decline in detection of traffic offences. Whilst political will and more resources are needed, does the West Midland's close pass scheme show how, whilst we're waiting, clever enforcement can mean getting more for less?

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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