Safe Drivers and Vehicles

A construction lorry
Lords debate lorry safety - 6 Mar 2015 - News
A conference last week on cycle-lorry safety led to a useful debate in the House of Lords yesterday on the subject.

 
 
Michael Mason, who was killed cycling on Regent Street
To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13 March, with the support of the Cyclists' Defence Fund.

 
 
Michael Mason
London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.

 
 
Royal Courts of Justice
Prosecutors and courts - 11 Feb 2015 - 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'.

 
 
Cyclist and motorcyclist
Motorcycles - 6 Feb 2015 - Campaigning Views
Motorcyclists and cyclists have much in common, but motorcycling poses more risk to others and does not offer the same environmental benefits.

 
 
Cyclist outside the Royal Courts of Justice
New figures show that cyclist casualty numbers, particularly serious cyclist casualties, are still rising more steeply than cycle use.

 
 
The unclearly signed, poorly designed cycle track where Gregory was fined
The Cyclists’ Defence Fund has welcomed a last-minute decision not to prosecute cyclist Kristian Gregory for allegedly straying slightly over a white line on a poorly designed and unclearly signed pavement cycle track.

 
 
Handing CTC's 'Road Justice' policing report to ACPOs head of roads policing
Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been criticised in a watchdog’s report published today, but CTC says some of the criticisms should have been even sharper.

 
 
Driver at wheel
The legal framework and sentencing policy - 16 Jan 2015 - Campaigning Views
The legal framework and sentencing for driving offences need to reinforce the message that endangering other road users is unacceptable.

 
 
Westminster
On 17 December, CTC's Road Justice campaigner Rhia Weston joined CTC Vice-President Lord Berkeley for a surprisingly positive meeting with Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims.

 
 
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