Campaign

Road Justice

Introduction

Road Justice supported by Slater & Gordon Lawyers

Road casualties can and should be prevented, yet the justice system is failing to ensure safety on our roads by not taking road crime seriously. The police and coroners do not investigate road collisions thoroughly enough; the prosecution services make weak charging and prosecution decisions, and the courts issue sentences that do not adequately reflect the severity of crimes committed by bad drivers.

In order to make the roads safer, CTC's Road Justice campaign is campaigning for a justice system that discourages bad driving, educates drivers to a higher standard and takes bad drivers off the roads.

Please sign the Road Justice petition calling on police forces in England and Wales to take bad driving seriously by improving roads policing.

CTC, the national cycling charity, and the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, the charity which provides legal support to fight cases involving cyclists and cycling, have joined forces to campaign for road justice. The Road Justice campaign aims to fix the justice system by pressuring the police, the prosecution services, the courts and the law itself to treat bad driving and bad drivers with the severity they warrant.

Report bad drivers on the Road Justice website

Sign up for Road Justice updates.

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Recent Campaign Activity

Cycling a London bus route. Credit Flickr CC Gareth Williams
CTC welcomes new bus safety programme in London News
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.
Cyclists protest against inadequate sentencing showing bikes on court steps
Serious injuries and comical sentencing Blog
Two cyclists still recovering from life-threatening injuries caused by dangerous drivers. Two convicted motorists spared jail and given suspended sentences. Too many lenient sentences in serious injury cases. Too long to wait for the Government's Review of Sentencing for motoring offences.
John Radford
Road rage driver jailed for John Radford's death News
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.
Driver using one hand to use his mobile phone
Distracted message on driver mobile phone use Blog
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!

Case Studies

Bristol Road Justice campaigners put pressure on police
Road Justice map of police pledges
Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCyC) is an excellent example of a group of local campaigners who have wholeheartedly got behind the Road Justice campaign by ramping up pressure on their local force to...

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