Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Funds raised to prosecute driver who hit Michael Mason, pictured
Raising funds through film - 16 Jun 2015 - News
A supporter of the Cyclists' Defence Fund has raised £215.60 for the ‘Justice for Michael’ appeal by showing a screening of the documentary ‘Bikes vs Cars’.

 
 
Rogue vehicle operators need to be held accountable for cyclists' deaths
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.

 
 
Road cyclists riding side by side
Cycling UK volunteer Margaret-Anne Orgill takes a look at cyclists and the law.

 
 
Royal Courts of Justice
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.

 
 
Daniel Squire was killed whilst training for an Ironman Triathlon
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent. A driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad daylight was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist's death.

 
 
Roger Geffen at Michael Mason vigil. Photo by Joe Dunckley
We need road crash victims' rights - 25 Mar 2015 - Blog
The insensitive treatment of Michael Mason's grieving family by the Metropolitan Police is representative of the experience of many road crash victims. CTC's Rhia Weston explains the need for the Victims Bill to enshrine the rights of those victimised by road crime.

 
 
UK Driving Licence and paper copy with permission from DVLA
Over eight decades the Driving Test has undergone many changes but, as we know from bitter experience fighting for justice for cyclists at CTC, a minority of drivers do not understand how to drive safely near cyclists. That is why CTC's Victoria Hazael wants to see a few changes made to the test.

 
 
Michael Mason was killed cycling on Regent's Street, London
Under pressure from Michael Mason's family's campaign for justice, the Metropolitan Police have backtracked on their decision not to pass the case file involving his death to the Crown Prosecution Service for review.

 
 
Parliament
In the week when the Prime Minister expressed his support for the review of driving offences and penalties, victims of road crime and road safety campaigners are being invited to the House of Commons for the launch of a manifesto for better justice.

 
 
A four-year old girl cycling in the park
A police officer in Lincolnshire reportedly threatened to confiscate a four-year-old girl's bicycle because she was cycling on the pavement. Cycling UK's Victoria Hazael explains where the law stands on children cycling on the pavement.

 
 
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