Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Cyclist
Cycle helmets - 15 Jan 2016 - Campaigning Views
There is no justification for making helmet-wearing compulsory: it could undermine levels of cycle use and, in any case, the effectiveness of helmets is far from clear.

 
 
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.

 
 
Cyclist on roads
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.

 
 
Driver using one hand to use his mobile phone
Clamping down on driver mobile phone use: by catching fewer offenders, sending them for retraining, disqualifying fewer drivers and ignoring other distraction risks. Roll up to read the Government’s new Road Safety Statement!

 
 
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”.

 
 
Credit Kenny Louie Flickr Creative Commons
Claims of bully boys on bikes terrorising pedestrians, outrageous comments about cyclists in the House of Lords, misleading statistics and journalist clickbait about how cyclists should be banned from the road - and this month’s prize for blame deflection goes to the anti-cycling Dark Lord Wills!

 
 
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?

 
 
Cyclists
Cyclists' behaviour and the law - 7 Dec 2015 - Campaigning Views
Cyclists should behave responsibly and legally, but the law should recognise that they do little harm and should not have to choose between keeping safe and obeying rules.

 
 
Scales of justice
Judge Enright gets it just right - 30 Nov 2015 - News
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.

 
 
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

 
 
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