Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Cycle awareness campaigns for drivers - 9 Mar 2016 - 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.

 
 
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.

 
 
Today (25 February) is the tragic two-year anniversary of the incident that consequently robbed London teacher Michael Mason (70) of his life, when he was hit from behind by a Nissan on London’s Regent Street.

 
 
Daniel Squire, 18, was killed by a van, whose driver had failed to see him cycling along a straight road on a clear day. Yet a jury cleared the driver of all charges, even though he had been texting continuously until seconds before the collision. Daniel's devastated family want to stop distracted driving and are now donating monies raised through fundraising to CTC's Road Justice campaign.

 
 
Update on the lorry safety jigsaw - 19 Feb 2016 - Blog
As CTC asks supporters to Take Action for Lorry Safety, Duncan Dollimore provides a news update on how the challenges to protecting cyclists from lorry danger are being tackled, including vehicle design, procurement, safer employer and driver behaviour, and lorry bans.

 
 
Drive carelessly and knock a cyclist off her bike. Leave her on the road and fail to stop. Of course you're a fit and proper person to drive a taxi along Brighton seafront. Welcome to the merry go round where protecting taxi drivers trumps public safety.

 
 
CTC urges cyclists to support its call for a ban on lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025. This plan could be extended to other parts of the UK too.

 
 
Take action for safer lorries - 17 Feb 2016 - News
Transport for London (TfL) are seeking your views on a possible step towards safer lorries. But with your help, this could be the first step to a much bigger win. CTC is proposing a 'roadmap' so that, within a few years, the only lorries allowed on most built-up streets in London and elsewhere would be those whose cabs let the driver see cyclists as easily as bus drivers can.

 
 
Cycle helmets - 15 Jan 2016 - 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.

 
 
Michael Gledhill has been jailed for four years and eight months and disqualified from driving for four years for causing the death of former CTC Councillor John Radford by dangerous driving – a sentence that comes 30 months after the road rage incident that claimed the cyclist’s life.

 
 
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