Safe Drivers and Vehicles

As Road Safety Week goes green with a 'drive less, live more' theme for 2015, CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks is it time to take a broader approach to cycling and road safety campaigning with a cycle to improve safety message?

 
 
CTC is concerned that a Coroner appears to have accepted police speculation that a lorry driver who drove into and ran over a cyclist would not have expected him to be on that road.

 
 
The family of former CTC Councillor John Radford are one step closer on the road to justice after Michael Gledhill pleaded guilty to causing his death by dangerous driving. Sentence has been adjourned to January 2016, 30 months on from the road rage incident.

 
 
CTC's Duncan Dollimore examines why a cyclist not wearing a helmet and other excuses are used to deflect blame in motoring offences, and why so many people, including judges, are unduly empathetic to road crime offenders.

 
 
Road safety and cycling: Overview - 11 Nov 2015 - Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand.

 
 
Earlier this year, CTC campaigned for changes to the Victims' Code to secure equal rights for victims of road crime. 1800 people contacted the Government within three days to support CTC's proposals within the Government's consultation, many of which are to be implemented later this month.

 
 
Goods vehicles (lorries, HGVs, vans etc) - 5 Nov 2015 - Campaigning Views
Lorries pose a disproportionate threat to cyclists. There is a range of measures that should be introduced to reduce the hazard as a matter or urgency.

 
 
According to media reports a Police and Crime Commissioner has suggested the motive for diverting road traffic offenders to re-training courses is down to cash not road safety.

 
 
Slow progress with sleepy drivers - 30 Oct 2015 - News
The Traffic Commissioner has finally called a Cornwall haulage company to a Public Inquiry 28 months after the deaths of two Land's End to John O'Groats cyclists as CTC presses for tighter regulation and enforcement against operators and employers.

 
 
Anti-cycling rants in newspapers, on the TV or radio are nothing new, so why do people think they can say what they like about cyclists? CTC's Victoria Hazael looks at why personal anecdotes seem to win the emotional argument over facts and evidence.

 
 
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