road safety

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.

 
 
Pothole on Manor Rd, Guildford
Following the death of a cyclist who hit a water filled pothole and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car, Warwickshire County Council face questions as to why they allegedly postponed planned resurface works. Surely the decision wasn't because of xmas tree sales?

 
 
Picture of simple maths and calulator
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?

 
 
Cyclist and motorcyclist
Motorcycles - 6 Feb 2015 - Campaigning Views
Motorcyclists and cyclists have much in common, but motorcycling poses more risk to others and does not offer the same environmental benefits.

 
 
Lorries are required to have some extra mirrors fitted, but not enough
The families of Eilidh Cairns and Nora Gutmann, both killed by the same HGV driver - 56-year-old Joao Lopes - have demanded that his licence be permanently removed. Lopes pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to 4 years in jail but just a 6 year driving ban.

 
 
Lorries are disproportionately involved in pedestrian and cyclists' deaths
Lorry driver Joao Lopes hit and killed Eilidh Cairns in 2009 but was only ever fined for poor eyesight. Last year he ran over and killed 97-year-old Nora Gutmann in 2011. He has now pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and tachograph offences.

 
 
BBC Surrey - 20 April 2012 - 20 Apr 2012 - Media Coverage
The number of cyclists seriously injured on Surrey's roads has double over the past three years. To find out more listen to CTC's Chris Peck and Julie Rand discussing the statistics on BBC Radio Surrey's Breakfast Show.

 
 
- 20 April 2012 - 20 Apr 2012 - Media Coverage
CTC Policy Coordinator Chris Peck on BBC Berkshire talking about an increase in cycling KSIs (Killed and Serous Injuries) in the Royal County.

 
 
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