8 January 2016 - 3:43pm
Drivers need better training and testing on cyclists' needs, says CTC
CTC has told the Government that the system for training and testing drivers needs to boost their understanding of cyclists and how to share the roads with them safely and considerately - and that including cycle training as part of the process would help achieve this. We've also called for the licensing process to toughen up on bad driving.
22 December 2015 - 2:25pm
Government letting unsafe drivers “off the hook”
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 - 3:51pm
Curfew in 'seven second' cyclist's death by careless driving case
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 - 2:32pm
Judge Enright gets it just right
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.
24 November 2015 - 11:50am
CTC: Get tough on dodgy drivers and lorry operators
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.
12 November 2015 - 4:11pm
Driver pleads guilty to causing John Radford's death
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 - 12:23pm
CTC win! Victims of road crime gain equal rights
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.
30 October 2015 - 11:54am
Slow progress with sleepy drivers
The Traffic Commissioner has finally called a Cornwall haulage company to a Public Inquiry 28 months after the deaths of two Land's End to John O'Groats cyclists as CTC presses for tighter regulation and enforcement against operators and employers.
20 October 2015 - 3:49pm
Careless driving and reckless sentencing
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?
13 October 2015 - 2:55pm
Visible Roads Policing and Enforcement
CTC has made submissions to the Transport Committee Inquiry into Road Traffic Enforcement calling for a more visible and co-ordinated enforcement approach where driver re-training courses are not the default soft option.
13 October 2015 - 1:40pm
Collaborating against unsafe HGV's
CTC's campaign for joined up enforcement of rogue goods vehicles operators moves forward with the creation of a new London Freight Enforcement Partnership.
24 September 2015 - 7:15pm
Department for Transport reports increase in cyclist serious injuries
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 - 11:21am
MPs debate dangerous driving
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.
4 September 2015 - 2:03pm
Driving ban for drink-driving football star
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.
3 September 2015 - 4:30pm
England's travel habits: is cycling making a small comeback?
From a cycling perspective, the latest figures on England’s travel habits suggest a small revival in cycle trips may be underway, even though overall travel is declining. The average person made more cycle trips in 2014 than in 2013, as well as cycling more miles.
14 August 2015 - 12:19pm
Help secure equal rights for road crime victims: act now!
CTC is backing proposed changes to the Victims' Code (England & Wales) that would stop road crime victims being left out from it. To ensure that they also get equal rights, nearly 1800 people contacted the Government in support of CTC's proposals over 3 days!