Safe Drivers and Vehicles

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.

 
 
Daylight saving - 12 Apr 2017 - Campaigning Views
Shifting the UK’s clocks to give one extra hour of daylight in the evening and one less in the morning would affect everyone. Research should help decide if cyclists would benefit.

 
 
Cycle awareness campaigns for drivers - 11 Apr 2017 - Campaigning Views
Sustained campaigns to improve road users' behaviour can be beneficial, if well-designed and targeted. To be effective, they need to convey positive, memorable and truthful messages.

 
 
Cycling under the influence - 11 Apr 2017 - Campaigning Views
Riding whilst under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence.

 
 
Cycle helmets - 10 Apr 2017 - Campaigning Views
There is no justification for making helmet-wearing compulsory: it could undermine levels of cycle use and, in any case, the effectiveness of helmets is far from clear.

 
 
Gail Purcell found not guilty by Old Bailey jury for causing the death of cyclist Michael Mason by careless driving.

 
 
Exchanging places - 23 Mar 2017 - Blog
The next best thing after safer direct vision lorries, is driver training. That's what Cycling UK volunteer and cycle instructor Glenn Blake is doing when he's not helping us out: teaching roadcraft from a cycling perspective to lorry drivers.

 
 
Common driving offences - 16 Mar 2017 - 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).

 
 
Cycling UK ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign smashes its fundraising target in less than 48 hours.

 
 
Cycling UK launches ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign to make great work by West Midlands Police go nationwide.

 
 
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