Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
CTC, the national cycling charity, is bitterly dismayed over today's decision of the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh to allow 49-year-old Gary McCourt, whose driving has killed two cyclists, back on the roads.

 
 
13-year-old Hope Fennell was killed whilst crossing a pedestrian crossing
This week Hope Fennell would have turned 15 had her short life not been tragically ended in 2011. A procession calling for improved road safety will be held in her name on Saturday 21 September in Birmingham.

 
 
Alex Paxton is challenging an unfairly issued FPN
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton's challenge of the FPN he received a few weeks ago. Individual donors have given a total of £2669.50. Alex has submitted his request for a hearing in the Magistrates court to contest the FPN.

 
 
ASLs are good for cyclists, but could be better
A few weeks ago, Alex Paxton was issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for failing to stop at a red light, yet all he was doing was positioning himself in front of a car which had illegally occupied the advanced stop box.

 
 
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
A package of measures announced today by Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and London Mayor Boris Johnson to help make cycling conditions safer in the capital is good news, says CTC.

 
 
Suzette Davenport, ACPO roads policing lead, receiving the Road Justice report
Transport Minister Norman Baker announced last night during the Parliamentary debate on how to Get Britain Cycling, that the ACPO roads policing lead has agreed to rewrite the ACPO guidance on the enforcement of 20 mph limits.

 
 
A police officer reading out a statement from Anthony Hilson's family
This week, two drivers were sentenced for killing cyclists whilst distracted by their satnavs.

 
 
Norman Baker launching Government response to Get Britain Cycling report
Local Transport and Cycling Minister Norman Baker made the announcements today on a visit to Cambridge.

 
 
Unhelmeted cyclists in Cambridge
The story in many newspapers and other media of a 16-year-old, Ryan Smith, who is in a coma after being hit by a van, is tragic, but doesn't mean we should immediately adopt a policy of making helmets compulsory.

 
 
Gary McCourt leaving the court ( photo  CTC )
The sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist was "unduly lenient", a court has been told. Prosecutors are appealing the sentence of Gary McCourt, who was found guilty in April of causing the death of Audrey Fyfe by driving carelessly.

 
 
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