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5 June 2017 - 2:00pm
Taxi driver convicted in ‘car-dooring’ incident which caused cyclist death
Loughborough Courthouse
Farook Yusuf Bhikhu convicted in a case relating to the death of Leicester teacher Sam Boulton
16 May 2017 - 12:27pm
Drivers advised to keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on North Yorkshire roads
North Yorks Police with Cycling UK and close pass mat
North Yorkshire Police has today (Tuesday 16 May 2017) launched their close pass campaign, to educate drivers in regard to the amount of room they should allow when overtaking a cyclist.
2 May 2017 - 9:12am
“Road safety agenda for next Government set by Parliamentary report” says Cycling UK
Staged shot of a distracted driver on their mobile
Cycling UK today (Tuesday, 02 May) welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which identifies the loophole which every year allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to continue driving and calls for it to be closed.
6 April 2017 - 3:10pm
Private prosecution for causing cyclist’s death sees car driver acquitted
Mick with his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell found not guilty by Old Bailey jury for causing the death of cyclist Michael Mason by careless driving.
10 March 2017 - 7:33pm
We've done it! Too Close For Comfort meets target in first 48hrs
TooCloseForComfort mat close-up
Cycling UK ‘Too Close For Comfort’ Kickstarter campaign smashes its fundraising target in less than 48 hours.
3 March 2017 - 2:00pm
'Car dooring' as an offence must be taken more seriously
Justice
Today Friday 3 March, defendants Ms Mandy Chapple (56) and Mr Farook Yusuf Bhikhu (56) were both summoned to Leicester Magistrates Court for the offence of opening a car door, or causing or permitting it to be opened, so as to cause injury, an action which resulted in the death of Leicester schoolteacher Sam Boulton.
21 December 2016 - 2:11pm
Sunday Times told: apologise for "inflammatory and dangerous" anti-cycling article
Cyclist following a car dooring incident in London (October 2016)
Cycling UK demands retraction after columnist Rod Liddle supports ‘car dooring’
16 December 2016 - 1:16pm
Cycling UK statement on Transport Secretary "car dooring" of cyclist
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling after a car dooring incident with a cyclist
Cycling UK's today (Friday 16 December) reacted to the news of the car dooring incident involving Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP and cyclist Jaiqi Liu, touching upon the criminal and civil legal implications of the incident, and how it highlights the need for national design standards to create Space for Cycling.
5 December 2016 - 6:04pm
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.
5 December 2016 - 12:14am
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 - 11:24pm
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.
11 October 2016 - 10:49am
Trial date set in crowdsourced private prosecution of driver accused of causing cyclist’s death
Michael Mason and his daughter Anna Tatton-Brown
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, today (11 October) appeared at the Old Bailey for the second hearing into the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
30 September 2016 - 1:52pm
London Mayor “to ensure the most dangerous zero star-rated lorries are removed from our road"
Direct vision lorry
Cycling UK has today (Friday, 30 September 2016) announced its delight at London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s promise “to ensure the most dangerous zero star-rated lorries are removed from our road”.
13 September 2016 - 12:00am
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.
14 March 2016 - 7:51pm
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 - 3:16pm
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.
17 February 2016 - 4:01pm
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.
22 December 2015 - 2:25pm
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”.
24 November 2015 - 11:50am
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.
18 September 2014 - 11:48am
Remove the centre line to increase safety
20 mph speed limit sign painted on a road
New study funded by CTC finds 20 mph speed limits and the removal of centre-lines may be the most effective ways to reduce the speed at which drivers overtake cyclists.
 
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