Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Low-level lights will help cyclists at junctions
News that the Department for Transport (DfT) has finally given the go-ahead to ‘low-level’ traffic lights has been welcomed by CTC, who have long campaigned for the move.

Robert Goodwill before the Transport Select Committee
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has only been in post for a couple of months, but after the terrible string of deaths in London, cycling has come to dominate his portfolio. The Transport Select Committee took evidence from him this week, many of his responses were encouraging.

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.

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