Road Justice

Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 02 May) welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which identifies the loophole which every year allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to continue driving and calls for it to be closed.

 
 
Cycling UK action results in regular HGV movements blocked on national cycle network and walking route.

 
 
Plans to reform the claims process used by motorists seeking compensation for whiplash injuries are set to leave cyclists and pedestrians with legal bills if they need to make a claim that’s under £5,000.

 
 
Cycling UK expresses both relief and dismay at the Government’s long-awaited review of road traffic offences and penalties.

 
 
Driving disqualifications must be made the norm for new drivers and repeat offenders to end the mobile madness, say The AA and Cycling UK ahead of a Westminster Hall debate on road safety.

 
 
Why bother with facts when you can rely on prejudice and teach that behaviour to others? This week's lesson from a London Magistrate is that people don't like cyclists, your held in low esteem, and you really must do something to repair your reputation. Good to hear there's no bicycle bias on the Bench!

 
 
After two years where nothing has happened, with the Government’s long awaited motoring offences and penalties review stalled in first gear, we might at last have some answers about what it will look at, and a date for its publication.

 
 
Caught eight times for driving a mobile phone, but allowed by a court to carry on driving lest the loss of his licence might cause his family hardship. Six weeks later Christopher Gard was texting as he drove into and killed cyclist Lee Martin. Which did the Magistrates think was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users?

 
 
Cycling UK and Kingston Phoenix Road Club member Frank Cubis sadly passed away yesterday after sustaining fatal injuries in a collision with a vehicle while cycling in Ealing in May. A generous man who dedicated his life to cycling, he was riding to Richmond Park to mentor a novice cyclist on the day his lifetime passion ended in tragedy.

 
 
80-year-old George Barrett was sentenced today to a suspended prison term, having been convicted of causing the death of cyclist and Cycling UK member Ian Jobson by careless driving. It raises the question of how we deal with the mobility of an ageing population and the tests needed to ensure that both elderly drivers and others with impairment are still fit, and safe, to drive.

 
 
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