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30 November 2015 - 1:32pm
Judge Enright gets it just right
Scales of justice
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.
27 November 2015 - 3:11pm
CTC tells Parliament and radio: We need lorry safety
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
24 November 2015 - 10:50am
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.
12 November 2015 - 3:11pm
Driver pleads guilty to causing John Radford's death
Picture of former CTC Councillor John Radford about to go cycling
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 - 11:23am
CTC win! Victims of road crime gain equal rights
Royal Courts of Justice. Photo by Cindy Andie Flickr (CC)
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.
5 November 2015 - 11:10am
Police admit cash not safety behind driver retraining
Picture of pound sterling
According to media reports a Police and Crime Commissioner has suggested the motive for diverting road traffic offenders to re-training courses is down to cash not road safety.
30 October 2015 - 10:54am
Slow progress with sleepy drivers
Driver sleeping at the wheel of his car.
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 - 2:49pm
Careless driving and reckless sentencing
Bike next to scales of Justice. photo by Greg Raisman by flckr
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 - 1:55pm
Visible Roads Policing and Enforcement
Police cars in Exeter city centre by Simon Li via Flickr Creative Commons
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 - 12:40pm
Collaborating against unsafe HGV's
Enforcement against rogue haulage operators moves forward
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 - 6:15pm
Department for Transport reports increase in cyclist serious injuries
Cycle commuting
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 - 10:21am
MPs debate dangerous driving
Jim Fitzpatrick MP speaking at yesterday's Westminster Hall debate
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.
15 September 2015 - 12:32pm
CTC questions Police Scotland claims of road safety success
Police tape - Ray Forster Creative Commons - http://bit.ly/1idGgWX
A substantial drop in motoring offences has been hailed by Police Scotland as a road safety success. CTC argues it could instead point to a worrying truth about the force’s ability to police the roads.
4 September 2015 - 1:03pm
Driving ban for drink-driving football star
Photo courtesy of West Midlands Police, Flickr CC http://bit.ly/1ilCL0V
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 - 3:30pm
England's travel habits: is cycling making a small comeback?
Cycle commuter off to work
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 - 11:19am
Help secure equal rights for road crime victims: act now!
Royal Courts of Justice
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!
30 July 2015 - 12:34pm
Are all HGV drivers getting enough sleep?
Cyclist in a lorry mirror
A BBC Radio 4 programme looking at the impact of sleep deprivation on health and safety has drawn attention to the risks taken by HGV drivers who don’t get a good night’s sleep. CTC's Rhia Favero explains why this poses a threat to cyclists and other road users.
16 July 2015 - 4:42pm
Prime Minister meets with MPs to talk cycle safety
Prime Minister meets the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (photo: APPCG)
David Cameron met with members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) to discuss cycle safety.
9 July 2015 - 11:20am
The John Radford Memorial Ride
John Radford
John Radford was a CTC Councillor who tragically lost his life on 5 November 2014 from injuries sustained after being knocked off his bike in July 2013. He was an enthusiastic rider and a passionate advocate for cycling.
30 June 2015 - 4:55pm
Regulator bans haulage operators whose driver killed cyclist
Lorry by Michele Solmi via by Creative Commons
Two transport managers responsible for hiring a driver who killed a cyclist by careless driving have had their licences to operate revoked.




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