Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Will No 10 find the funding to make Cycletopia a reality?
With a government announcement on cycling reportedly imminent, here are CTC's priorities for what we'd like it to say.

 
 
Cycle use has increased markedly in the last 2 years, according to the DfT
New figures from the Department for Transport show that for the second year in a row, cycle use appears to have increased sharply.

 
 
The Nice Way Code is a reimagining of the Highway Code
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP has launched the Nice Way Code campaign to try and improve relations between all road users.

 
 
The road where cyclist Anthony Hilson was killed
The driver who killed cyclist Anthony Hilson in September 2012, when she took her eyes off the road, has been convicted of causing his death by dangerous driving.

 
 
Dutch cycle tracks
A cyclist who witnessed the aftermath of the crash which killed cyclist Alan Neve on the Holborn gyratory has written this letter to the Mayor of London, appealing to him to improve cycling infrastructure in the capital

 
 
The new A3 at Hindhead has greatly improved cycling conditions
CTC has welcomed the announcement to 'cycleproof' the major road network, which comes just two weeks after two cyclists were killed on the A30 in Cornwall.

 
 
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton
Today, (July 11th ) campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes are meeting with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC, the national cycling charity’s Road Justice report.

 
 
CTC's Chief Exec Gordon Seabright with Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson
On July 11th CTC campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes met with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC’s first Road Justice report today.

 
 
Only a small proportion of people ever ride a bike
Statistics published from the 2012 British Social Attitudes survey show that the public is very concerned about cycle safety, and only a third ever ride a bike.

 
 
Newer cars (left) are almost 3 times safer for occupants than older ones
Cycle serious casualties up 5% in 2012 against the previous year, the 8th consecutive year of increase, exceeding the background growth in cycling. Meanwhile pedestrian casualties have also started to rise, while those for car occupants are falling. What's happening?

 
 
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