Safe Drivers and Vehicles

The offending sticker on the back of a bus
CTC has joined the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and other cycling and road safety groups in reiterating our call for Transport for London (TfL) to halt the use by van, taxi and bus operators of a warning sticker telling cyclists to 'Stay Back'.

 
 
Sentences for drivers who kill while banned will be extended
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced that the Government will conduct a full review of driving offences and penalties over the next few months.

 
 
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.

 
 
Potholes are a huge concern of cyclists on rural lanes
Over £100m was spent filling potholes in England and Wales last year, and over £15m paid out in compensation to those injured or their vehicles damaged, according to new figures from the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey, published today.

 
 
The DfT's THINK! campaign
Running in some of the cities that received money for cycling recently, the THINK! campaign follows the now usual 'give and take' message that equates cyclists and drivers as similar sources of danger, both of which need to 'play their part'. However, the messages it sends out are largely sensible.

 
 
The AA is urging drivers to look out for cyclists when manoeuvring
The AA has launched a driver awareness campaign aimed at creating mutual respect on the roads.

 
 
Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).

 
 
Gordon Seabright, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.

 
 
How many TV adverts breach Highway Code rule 3?
Although the ASA has provisionally withdrawn its ruling against Cycling Scotland's TV advert, the fight isn't over yet. Please send us videos showing how a ban on helmet-free cycling in TV ads would be like refusing to show people on the streets at night without reflective clothing.

 
 
All lorries will be forced to have sideguards and extra mirrors
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.

 
 
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