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16 July 2015 - 5:42pm
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 - 12:20pm
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 - 5:55pm
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.
16 June 2015 - 12:47pm
Raising funds through film
Funds raised to prosecute driver who hit Michael Mason, pictured
A supporter of the Cyclists' Defence Fund has raised £215.60 for the ‘Justice for Michael’ appeal by showing a screening of the documentary ‘Bikes vs Cars’.
8 June 2015 - 3:42pm
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.
28 May 2015 - 12:00am
New figures suggest more killer drivers are going unpunished
Royal Courts of Justice
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.
27 March 2015 - 5:35pm
An incomprehensible travesty of justice
Daniel Squire was killed whilst training for an Ironman Triathlon
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent. A driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad daylight was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist's death.
13 March 2015 - 2:47pm
Police U-turn on prosecution in Michael Mason case
Michael Mason was killed cycling on Regent's Street, London
Under pressure from Michael Mason's family's campaign for justice, the Metropolitan Police have backtracked on their decision not to pass the case file involving his death to the Crown Prosecution Service for review.
13 March 2015 - 2:06pm
Victims and campaigners invited to justice manifesto launch
Parliament
In the week when the Prime Minister expressed his support for the review of driving offences and penalties, victims of road crime and road safety campaigners are being invited to the House of Commons for the launch of a manifesto for better justice.
6 March 2015 - 12:30pm
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.
5 March 2015 - 1:21pm
Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death
Michael Mason, who was killed cycling on Regent Street
To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13 March, with the support of the Cyclists' Defence Fund.
12 February 2015 - 4:54pm
Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case
Michael Mason
London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.
5 February 2015 - 6:04pm
CTC urges action on cycle safety as casualty rates rise
Cyclist outside the Royal Courts of Justice
New figures show that cyclist casualty numbers, particularly serious cyclist casualties, are still rising more steeply than cycle use.
4 February 2015 - 10:33pm
"Pointless" prosecution of helmet-cam cyclist dropped, but 'Justice for Michael' quest continues
The unclearly signed, poorly designed cycle track where Gregory was fined
The Cyclists’ Defence Fund has welcomed a last-minute decision not to prosecute cyclist Kristian Gregory for allegedly straying slightly over a white line on a poorly designed and unclearly signed pavement cycle track.
4 February 2015 - 9:45pm
Critical report is not tough enough on police and prosecutors
Handing CTC's 'Road Justice' policing report to ACPOs head of roads policing
Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been criticised in a watchdog’s report published today, but CTC says some of the criticisms should have been even sharper.
19 December 2014 - 11:22am
CTC pressure for Road Justice begins to show success
Westminster
On 17 December, CTC's Road Justice campaigner Rhia Weston joined CTC Vice-President Lord Berkeley for a surprisingly positive meeting with Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims.
18 December 2014 - 9:57am
Cyclists Defence Fund backs cyclist as they go through the courts
Cyclist outside The Royal Courts of Justice
As 2014 comes to an end, CTC’s Road Justice campaign and the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) continue the ongoing fight to achieve justice for all road users.
2 December 2014 - 10:18am
MPs and bereaved families discuss criminal driving
MPs and relatives of road crash victims came together yesterday to discuss the justice system’s handling of criminal driving and the desperate improvements needed in order to ensure victims get access to justice.
28 November 2014 - 1:39pm
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.
5 November 2014 - 4:04pm
CTC mourns passing of John Radford
John Radford
Friend, fellow cyclist and future CTC Councillor Martyn Bolt says a few words on the passing of fellow Councillor John Radford.

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