Safe Drivers and Vehicles

A thousand people joined the 'Stop Killing Cyclists' event in London
On Friday evening, 29 November, a thousand people took part in a peaceful die-in and vigil outside Transport for London's offices. The message for the authorities was simple - help stop the killing of cyclists and pedestrians in London. CTC's Cherry Allan and Rhia Weston were there.

Following reports that the Metropolitan Police had set a target for officers to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, I heard from Detective Chief Superintendent Glyn Jones, the head of the Met's traffic police unit.

Police officers stop cyclist (photo by Manic Street Preacher, CC licence)
CTC has condemned a Metropolitan Police memo setting police officers a target to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, or 10 per month.

CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.

Alex hopes the decision encourages police not to always resort to FPNs
This week the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued proceedings against a cyclist for failing to stop at a red light.

CTC President Jon Snow giving evidence in Parliament
As MPs demand answers on cycle safety, CTC says that raising people's awareness of risk, and training them to avoid it, are the best 'quick wins'. But the 'big wins' involve reducing it.

Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
Action on lorries - 27 Nov 2013 - Campaign
CTC believes that the danger and intimidation from lorries, especially in urban areas, has to be tackled now.

Boris is accused of mis-representing how cyclists die. Photo: Yurri (CC licence)
CTC's Campaigns Director Roger Geffen argues that Boris's "finger-pointing" is pointed in the wrong direction, and calls for real solutions to the dangers faced by pedestrians as well as cyclists.

RoadPeace Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum
Yesterday, the third Sunday of November, was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Events and services took place throughout the UK and CTC's Chair of Council, David Cox, joined a rememberance ride in Birmingham.

Campaigner Mick Nott doing a pre-recorded interview
This week, Road Justice local campaigners attended a day of media training to equip them with the skills to raise awareness of the Road Justice campaign in their area and to press local decision makers to improve road safety.

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