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19 February 2016 - 10:45am
Careless Brighton taxi driver judged ‘fit and proper’
Two cyclists on the beach with bikes at Brighton
Drive carelessly and knock a cyclist off her bike. Leave her on the road and fail to stop. Of course you're a fit and proper person to drive a taxi along Brighton seafront. Welcome to the merry go round where protecting taxi drivers trumps public safety.
17 February 2016 - 3:01pm
Ban unsafe lorries from London if standards not met
View from a Mercedes Benz direct vision cab
CTC urges cyclists to support its call for a ban on lorries that do not meet direct vision standard by 2025. This plan could be extended to other parts of the UK too.
1 February 2016 - 9:48am
CTC welcomes new bus safety programme in London
Cycling a London bus route. Credit Flickr CC Gareth Williams
CTC has welcomed the announcement from Transport for London on 1 February of the launch of a new bus safety programme, set to incentivise safety in its contracts. CTC has called for an extension of this programme to cover the whole of the UK and to include lorries.
12 January 2016 - 5:19pm
Road rage driver jailed for John Radford's death
John Radford
Michael Gledhill has been jailed for four years and eight months and disqualified from driving for four years for causing the death of former CTC Councillor John Radford by dangerous driving – a sentence that comes 30 months after the road rage incident that claimed the cyclist’s life.
22 December 2015 - 1:25pm
Government letting unsafe drivers “off the hook”
Fatal Collision sign
CTC, the national cycling charity, expressed concern that the Government’s new Road Safety Statement issued yesterday (21 December) effectively lets unsafe drivers “off the hook”.
7 December 2015 - 2:51pm
Curfew in 'seven second' cyclist's death by careless driving case
Gold Scales of Justice picture
Driver Derek Edward Chenney has been sentenced to a curfew order and a two year driving disqualification after admitting to causing the death of head teacher Paul Miller by careless driving. Chenney drove into the illuminated cyclist, having failed to see him for seven seconds. But why was he charged with 'careless' rather than 'dangerous' driving?
30 November 2015 - 1:32pm
Judge Enright gets it just right
Scales of justice
At last, a senior member of the legal profession showing sympathy for a cyclist. CTC is delighted to draw attention to the comments of Judge Sean Enright in the case of a tailgating lorry driver who pushed over an elderly cyclist, breaking his leg.
27 November 2015 - 3:11pm
CTC tells Parliament and radio: We need lorry safety
While total police numbers are down 3.5%, roads police officers are down by 37%
CTC has marked Road Safety Week with two appearances in Parliament and one on Radio 4, calling for action to reduce lorry danger
24 November 2015 - 10:50am
CTC: Get tough on dodgy drivers and lorry operators
police car and cyclist
CTC has urged MPs to support increased resources for roads policing to improve safety for all road users. CTC’s Policy Director Roger Geffen told the Commons Transport Select Committee that cycle use has grown slowly but steadily since the late 1990s, but the risk per mile of a serious cycling injury started to increase from 2008.
19 November 2015 - 3:47pm
CTC supports MPs' call on Funding for Cycling
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP in Manchester at Conservative Party Conference
Transport funding will face further cuts of 30% over the next four years, and cycling is a likely candidate subsequently to suffer. We need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen.
13 November 2015 - 2:40pm
CTC concern over Coroner's inquest into cyclist death
Road Peace Memorial
CTC is concerned that a Coroner appears to have accepted police speculation that a lorry driver who drove into and ran over a cyclist would not have expected him to be on that road.
12 November 2015 - 3:11pm
Driver pleads guilty to causing John Radford's death
Picture of former CTC Councillor John Radford about to go cycling
The family of former CTC Councillor John Radford are one step closer on the road to justice after Michael Gledhill pleaded guilty to causing his death by dangerous driving. Sentence has been adjourned to January 2016, 30 months on from the road rage incident.
10 November 2015 - 11:23am
CTC win! Victims of road crime gain equal rights
Royal Courts of Justice. Photo by Cindy Andie Flickr (CC)
Earlier this year, CTC campaigned for changes to the Victims' Code to secure equal rights for victims of road crime. 1800 people contacted the Government within three days to support CTC's proposals within the Government's consultation, many of which are to be implemented later this month.
5 November 2015 - 11:10am
Police admit cash not safety behind driver retraining
Picture of pound sterling
According to media reports a Police and Crime Commissioner has suggested the motive for diverting road traffic offenders to re-training courses is down to cash not road safety.
20 October 2015 - 2:49pm
Careless driving and reckless sentencing
Bike next to scales of Justice. photo by Greg Raisman by flckr
Judge suspends prison sentence for lorry driver who caused a cyclist's death by careless driving whilst reaching for his mobile phone to listen to a sermon. Is it OK to be careless if you are associated with the church?
24 September 2015 - 6:15pm
Department for Transport reports increase in cyclist serious injuries
Cycle commuting
Statistics released on Thursday by the Department for Transport show an upward trend in road casualties and in cyclists’ serious injuries. CTC argues this highlights the need for a reversal of cuts to roads policing and sustained investment in cycling infrastructure.
18 September 2015 - 12:09pm
CTC announces conference speaker line up
Cycle conference, Campaigners
CTC announces the first names of the speaker line-up to enthuse local cycle campaigners at this year's annual CTC Cyclenation Conference in Liverpool on Saturday 24 October.
18 September 2015 - 10:21am
MPs debate dangerous driving
Jim Fitzpatrick MP speaking at yesterday's Westminster Hall debate
A dangerous driving debate attended by cross-party MPs in Westminster this week focused on safer roads, fewer casualties and the long awaited details of the Government’s public consultation of driving offences and penalties.
15 September 2015 - 12:32pm
CTC questions Police Scotland claims of road safety success
Police tape - Ray Forster Creative Commons - http://bit.ly/1idGgWX
A substantial drop in motoring offences has been hailed by Police Scotland as a road safety success. CTC argues it could instead point to a worrying truth about the force’s ability to police the roads.
4 September 2015 - 1:03pm
Driving ban for drink-driving football star
Photo courtesy of West Midlands Police, Flickr CC http://bit.ly/1ilCL0V
Everton footballer Darron Gibson was sentenced this week for drink-driving and hitting a group of cyclists then fleeing the scene. CTC argues he should have been charged with dangerous driving.
 
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