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5 December 2016 - 5:04pm
Whiplash claim plans cause backlash from cycling community
Credit Caroline FlickrCC
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.
4 December 2016 - 11:14pm
Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards
Ministry of Justice Motoring Offences and Sentencing Review
Cycling UK expresses both relief and dismay at the Government’s long-awaited review of road traffic offences and penalties.
29 November 2016 - 10:24pm
Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK
TextDriving Credit LordJim Flickr CC
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.
25 November 2016 - 11:39am
Why we are backing the AA's latest drive for motorists to #NeverTextDrive
#NeverTextDrive
A powerful new short film and social media campaign produced by the AA Charitable Trust and a young London-based musician is gaining a lot of attention and support.
22 November 2016 - 1:01pm
Jake's bereaved parents seek justice with CDF help
Photo of 12 year old Jake Mitchell
Twelve year old Jake was with his mates cycling to the local water park, looking over his shoulder at the tractor behind him. Three drivers saw the boys and decided it was unsafe to overtake. Maurice King didn't want to wait, so he overtook the queue at 60mph, hitting Jake after passing the tractor. Jake's parents' fight for justice continues following the Coroner's criticism of King's driving.
15 November 2016 - 9:32am
Groundhog day as Gard the texting driver pleads for leniency - again
MInistry of Justice London
Caught eight times for using his mobile whilst driving, Christopher Gard convinced the Magistrates he wouldn't do it again, and that banning him would cause him hardship. Cyclist Lee Martin paid the price six weeks later when Gard drove into and killed him, whilst texting his mate about walking his dog. Nine chances for Gard before he took a life. Now he wants to appeal his sentence.
9 October 2016 - 10:05am
Hit and run - it's only a cyclist!
Rainbow over a football field as children play football
Does it take the tragic death of a 15-year-old schoolboy for Lancashire Police to finally take hit-and-run collisions with cyclists seriously, or will they continue to say "there's only so much we can do"? Is it because it's only a cyclist, or just that road crime isn't treated as real crime in Preston, and is nowhere on their list of priorities as traffic officer numbers are slashed again?
3 October 2016 - 11:47am
Consultation on motoring offences review to start before Christmas
Ministry of Justice
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.
16 September 2016 - 9:46am
Cycling UK hails West Midlands Police for “best cyclist road safety initiative ever”
Car overtaking cyclist
Cycling UK is delighted to support a ground-breaking initiative by West Midlands Police to proactively target drivers who ignore Highway Code rules on passing distances when overtaking cyclists.
12 September 2016 - 11:00pm
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.
6 September 2016 - 8:39am
Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence - and Lee lost his life
Texting driver
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?
10 August 2016 - 9:01am
Cyclists' Defence Fund prosecutes driver in Mason case
Michael Mason with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund has issued proceedings against Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the collision which led to the death of London teacher Michael Mason two years ago. The private prosecution for causing death by careless driving follows months of fundraising by supporters after the Metropolitan Police declined to prosecute Ms Purcell.
6 July 2016 - 8:46am
Greenford cyclist Frank Cubis dies following Ealing collision
Cyclists in Richmond Park
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.
3 May 2016 - 9:03am
Road Crime is Real Crime - in Wales
Polling Station with bicycle outside
With less than two days to go before the polls open, it's the Welsh Police and Crime Commissioner candidates who are pledging to treat Road Crime as Real Crime and committing to increase road traffic police funding and numbers, and the English candidates who need to be pressed to commit
15 April 2016 - 10:19am
Cycling legend to get John Radford Memorial Ride underway
Brian Robinson photographed by Chris Auld for http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk
Legendary cyclist Brian Robinson will set the riders on their way when hundreds of people take to their bikes and trikes for the John Radford Mixed Ability Memorial Ride and Cycling Festival in West Yorkshire.
4 April 2016 - 11:00pm
Will you Vote Bike this May?
Want to see if your candidates support cycling? Then Vote Bike could have the an
In exactly a month’s time on 5 May across the UK, voters will head to the ballot boxes and through Cycling UK’s Vote Bike we’re helping them to identify their pro-cycling candidates.
14 March 2016 - 6:51pm
Cycling UK urges Government to implement MPs’ road laws report
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, has urged the Government to say it will fully implement the recommendations of a Commons Committee report on “Road traffic law enforcement”, saying this could have huge benefits for the safety of everyone who uses our roads, particularly the most vulnerable.
9 March 2016 - 2:16pm
Near miss driver acquitted in private prosecution
Courts of Justice, London
Camera and expert evidence of speeding and close overtaking rejected by jury as driver acquitted of all charges.
25 February 2016 - 12:00am
Two years on and still waiting for justice for Michael Mason
Mick Mason
Today (25 February) is the tragic two-year anniversary of the incident that consequently robbed London teacher Michael Mason (70) of his life, when he was hit from behind by a Nissan on London’s Regent Street.
24 February 2016 - 9:48am
Daniel's family donate to Road Justice
Daniel Squire
Daniel Squire, 18, was killed by a van, whose driver had failed to see him cycling along a straight road on a clear day. Yet a jury cleared the driver of all charges, even though he had been texting continuously until seconds before the collision. Daniel's devastated family want to stop distracted driving and are now donating monies raised through fundraising to CTC's Road Justice campaign.
 
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