road safety

Bus and a cyclist on a quiet London street.
Transport for London today announced the launch of a new bus safety programme, including a plan to incentivise safety in its contracts. With further promises of more transparency in collision investigations, and the UK’s first incident support service for those injured in collisions, is a public authority finally listening to the voice of campaigners and independent report recommendations?

 
 
Time is money
Drivers given delivery schedules they can’t safely achieve. Employers cutting corners and costs when putting profit before safety. Guaranteed delivery promises which incentivise risky driving. A tale of corporate indifference to road casualties which demands a cultural change - or should we just follow the US example and make companies pay for unsafe practices that shatter lives?

 
 
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.

 
 
Pothole on Manor Rd, Guildford
Following the death of a cyclist who hit a water filled pothole and was thrown into the path of an oncoming car, Warwickshire County Council face questions as to why they allegedly postponed planned resurface works. Surely the decision wasn't because of xmas tree sales?

 
 
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.

 
 
Picture of simple maths and calulator
Can you count your Worship? - 26 Nov 2015 - Blog
If drivers are supposed to be disqualified from driving when they incur 12 points on their licence in a three year period, why are over 7000 people still allowed to drive after accumulating between 12 and 45 points? Can the Magistrates not manage the maths or do they just misunderstand the meaning of 'exceptional' hardship, the motorist's mitigation?

 
 
Cyclist wait at junction
Road safety and cycling: Overview - 11 Nov 2015 - Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand.

 
 
Goods vehicle
Goods vehicles (lorries, HGVs, vans etc) - 5 Nov 2015 - Campaigning Views
Lorries pose a disproportionate threat to cyclists. There is a range of measures that should be introduced to reduce the hazard as a matter or urgency.

 
 
Driver at wheel of car
Common driving offences - 30 Oct 2015 - Campaigning Views
Tackling common, bad driving offences effectively would help create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling and walking.

 
 
Cyclist and pedestrian sharing space
Pedestrians - 15 Oct 2015 - Campaigning Views
Even in crowded conditions, cyclists are perfectly able to mix harmoniously with pedestrians and, contrary to popular belief, they are not a major danger to them.

 
 
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