road safety

Cyclist wait at junction
Road safety and cycling: Overview - 24 Aug 2016 - Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand.

 
 
Cyclists
Cyclists' behaviour and the law - 21 Jul 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cyclists should behave responsibly and legally, but the law should recognise that they do little harm and should not have to choose between keeping safe and obeying rules.

 
 
Driver at wheel of car
Common driving offences - 13 Jun 2016 - Campaigning Views
Tackling common, bad driving offences effectively would help create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling and walking. (This briefing covers: speeding, drink/drug driving, mobile phone use, driving without entitlement).

 
 
Healthy cyclist
Health and cycling - 28 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling is good exercise and it's easy to fit into the daily routiine. If more people took it up, it could help ward off the health crises facing the NHS.

 
 
Glasses by Ben Jeffery via Flickr Creative Commons
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.

 
 
Cycle and car
Cycling under the influence - 6 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Riding whilst under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence.

 
 
Cyclist on path
Daylight saving - 6 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Shifting the UK’s clocks to give one extra hour of daylight in the evening and one less in the morning would affect everyone. Research should help decide if cyclists would benefit.

 
 
Bus and a cyclist on a quiet London street.
Transport for London today announced the launch of a new bus safety programme, including a plan to incentivise safety in its contracts. With further promises of more transparency in collision investigations, and the UK’s first incident support service for those injured in collisions, is a public authority finally listening to the voice of campaigners and independent report recommendations?

 
 
Time is money
Drivers given delivery schedules they can’t safely achieve. Employers cutting corners and costs when putting profit before safety. Guaranteed delivery promises which incentivise risky driving. A tale of corporate indifference to road casualties which demands a cultural change - or should we just follow the US example and make companies pay for unsafe practices that shatter lives?

 
 
Cyclist
Cycle helmets - 15 Jan 2016 - Campaigning Views
There is no justification for making helmet-wearing compulsory: it could undermine levels of cycle use and, in any case, the effectiveness of helmets is far from clear.

 
 
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