Safe Drivers and Vehicles

Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations

Cycle Law Scotland, a firm that deals with cyclists' injury claims, has launched a Road Share campaign to change the law relating to compensation.

In February CTC set up the ‘Prioritise this!’ campaign, which asked cyclists to email their newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and call on them to prioritise road safety in their imminent Police and Crime Plans for 2013-2016. Thank you to all 521 of you who took action.

CTC can reveal that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart – to be held for the first time in Yorkshire – will allow competitors to take part in the first two stages without helmets, if they so wish.

The Crown Prosecution Service has a penchant for reducing motoring offences from dangerous to careless. The bureaucratic loops one must jump through to challenge this decision put most people off pursuing a complaint, but a prominent barrister has done just that.

Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.

CTC has welcomed a new publicity campaign from Road Safety GB Mercia (Midlands area) because of its refreshing emphasis on educating drivers about cyclists' needs, concerns and safety.

The national traffic authority for Spain has revealed a highly alarming range of proposals that seem designed to get cyclists off the roads. The following is a translation from Spanish campaign group ConBici's account.

CTC's Tom McClelland and Barry Flood joined other cycle campaigners in protesting against allowing taxis into bus lanes in Belfast.

Join CTC in writing to your Police and Crime Commissioner asking them to prioritise road safety.

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