19 June 2014 - 10:32am
German court says helmet-free cycling is not 'negligence'
In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court has ruled that it is not 'negligent' to cycle without a helmet, hence there is no justifiable reason for reducing the injury compensation payable to helmetless cyclists. Now, CTC says the Highway Code needs to change.
12 June 2014 - 4:01pm
CTC's Sentencing Debate sparks call to email Justice Minister
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
10 June 2014 - 2:24pm
Maximum fines for driving offences rise
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.
23 May 2014 - 8:52am
Let's get the best for cycling out of HS2
CTC isn’t taking sides on whether or not to build HS2 Phase 1 (the proposed high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands), but we do want to make sure that cyclists get the best deal out of the project.
14 May 2014 - 3:08pm
CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries
CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!
15 April 2014 - 9:37am
Euro Parliament votes for safer lorry designs
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.
3 April 2014 - 2:57pm
2 million potholes repaired last year
Over £100m was spent filling potholes in England and Wales last year, and over £15m paid out in compensation to those injured or their vehicles damaged, according to new figures from the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey, published today.
10 February 2014 - 9:22am
CTC urges MPs to demand action and funding to ‘Get Britain Cycling’
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.
30 January 2014 - 4:12pm
London bans lorries without safety equipment
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.