Safe Drivers and Vehicles

After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.

 
 
The original finding, issued in January, upheld a complaint calling for helmets to be worn in adverts involving cyclists. Thanks to work by Cycling Scotland and CTC, that finding has now been reversed.

 
 
In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court has ruled that it is not 'negligent' to cycle without a helmet, hence there is no justifiable reason for reducing the injury compensation payable to helmetless cyclists. Now, CTC says the Highway Code needs to change.

 
 
Rhia Weston examines whether judges wilfully misinterpret sentencing guidelines when imposing driving bans.

 
 
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.

 
 
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.

 
 
EU ministers approve eight year delay on introducing HGV safety measures that could save hundreds of lives every year.

 
 
CTC's Campaigns Director, Roger Geffen, has today focused the minds of a high-level group of independent transport experts, MPs, Peers and others on improving Britain's record on cycling safety.

 
 
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.

 
 
Representatives of EU Member States have agreed to delay the introduction of safer lorry cabins for eight years.

 
 
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