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

Penalties for flouting driving bans need to be significantly increased
Breach driving ban - go straight to jail! News
The case of a driver who avoided jail after breaking a driving ban for the 45th time has shown that current sentencing practice is "farcical" according to CTC, the national cycling charity.
The DfT's THINK! campaign
The THINK! campaign for bikes is relaunched - CTC assesses its impact Blog
Running in some of the cities that received money for cycling recently, the THINK! campaign follows the now usual 'give and take' message that equates cyclists and drivers as similar sources of danger, both of which need to 'play their part'. However, the messages it sends out are largely sensible.
The AA is urging drivers to look out for cyclists when manoeuvring
The AA launches ‘Think Bike’ awareness campaign News
The AA has launched a driver awareness campaign aimed at creating mutual respect on the roads.
Driver at wheel
Traffic law and enforcement: Overview Campaigning Views
Laws against bad driving and their enforcement should aim to protect all road users, including cyclists, from intimidation and injury.

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  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541
  • CTC Charitable Trust: A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.5125969. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1104324 and Scotland No SC038626

 

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