road safety

Staged shot of a distracted driver on their mobile
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.

 
 
Common driving offences - 28 Apr 2017 - 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).

 
 
Daylight saving - 12 Apr 2017 - 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.

 
 
Cyclist
Cycling under the influence - 11 Apr 2017 - Campaigning Views
Riding whilst under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence.

 
 
Cycle helmets - 10 Apr 2017 - 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.

 
 
Cyclists
Cyclists' behaviour and the law - 30 Nov 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.

 
 
Cyclist wait at junction
Road safety and cycling: Overview - 15 Nov 2016 - Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand.

 
 
Cyclist and police car
Traffic police and other enforcement agencies - 9 Nov 2016 - Campaigning Views
More effective traffic policing is crucial for cyclists, and also helps tackle one of the biggest fears that many others have about taking up cycling in the first place - namely, bad driving.

 
 
Goods vehicle
Goods vehicles (lorries, HGVs, vans etc) - 9 Nov 2016 - 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.

 
 
Cyclist and pedestrian sharing space
Pedestrians - 1 Nov 2016 - Campaigning Views
Even in crowded conditions, cyclists are perfectly able to mix harmoniously with pedestrians and, contrary to popular belief, they are not a major danger to them.

 
 
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