Safe Drivers and Vehicles

CTC has marked Road Safety Week with two appearances in Parliament and one on Radio 4, calling for action to reduce lorry danger

 
 
Can you count your Worship? - 26 Nov 2015 - Blog
If drivers are supposed to be disqualified from driving when they incur 12 points on their licence in a three year period, why are over 7000 people still allowed to drive after accumulating between 12 and 45 points? Can the Magistrates not manage the maths or do they just misunderstand the meaning of 'exceptional' hardship, the motorist's mitigation?

 
 
CTC has urged MPs to support increased resources for roads policing to improve safety for all road users. CTC’s Policy Director Roger Geffen told the Commons Transport Select Committee that cycle use has grown slowly but steadily since the late 1990s, but the risk per mile of a serious cycling injury started to increase from 2008.

 
 
Cyclism - the Coroner's Chronicles - 23 Nov 2015 - Blog
Two weeks ago one Coroner claimed a lorry driver would not have expected to see a cyclist on a trunk road. Last week another speculated that a driver's failure to see the cyclist in daylight 'may have been compounded by his clothing'. CTC's Duncan Dollimore asks do the Coroners understand cycling - or perhaps more importantly, the Highway Code?

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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