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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.
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.
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.
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.
8 June 2015 - 2:42pm
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators
Rogue vehicle operators need to be held accountable for cyclists' deaths
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
6 March 2015 - 11:30am
Lords debate lorry safety
A construction lorry
A conference last week on cycle-lorry safety led to a useful debate in the House of Lords yesterday on the subject.
28 November 2014 - 12:39pm
Help stiffen Robert Goodwill's support for safer lorries
Proposed lorry design
European ministers will meet Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the European Commission to decide when or whether to introduce safer lorry designs.
26 June 2014 - 10:18am
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.
6 June 2014 - 2:50pm
EU ministers confirm eight year delay on safer lorry designs
Renault truck with large side windows
EU ministers approve eight year delay on introducing HGV safety measures that could save hundreds of lives every year.
23 May 2014 - 2:49pm
Eight year wait for safer lorry cabs
18 cyclists die a year in the UK in lorry crashes
Representatives of EU Member States have agreed to delay the introduction of safer lorry cabins for eight years.
14 May 2014 - 3:08pm
CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries
HGVs make up 5% of traffic in Britain but are involved in 18% of cyclist deaths
CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!
9 May 2014 - 1:24pm
Cycling and safety groups restate objections to TfL sticker on vans and buses
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
CTC has joined the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and other cycling and road safety groups in reiterating our call for Transport for London (TfL) to halt the use by van, taxi and bus operators of a warning sticker telling cyclists to 'Stay Back'.
15 April 2014 - 9:37am
Euro Parliament votes for safer lorry designs
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.
30 January 2014 - 4:12pm
London bans lorries without safety equipment
All lorries will be forced to have sideguards and extra mirrors
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.
6 December 2013 - 2:32pm
Construction industry launches new code of practice
Goods vehicles are involved in 18% of cyclists' road deaths per year
Transport for London and the construction industry have launched a new code of practice for construction logistics, which is focused on managing work related road risk (WRRR). Lorries were responsible for 21 of the 40 cyclist deaths in London over the last 3 years.




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