road safety

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?

 
 
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?

 
 
Goods vehicles (lorries, HGVs, vans etc) - 5 Nov 2015 - 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.

 
 
Pedestrians - 15 Oct 2015 - 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.

 
 
Traffic police and other enforcement agencies - 27 Feb 2015 - 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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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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