road safety

Daylight saving - 14 Jan 2015 - Campaigning Views
Shifting the UK’s clocks to give one extra hour of daylight in the evening and one less in the morning would affect everyone. Research should help decide if cyclists would benefit.

Cycling under the influence - 8 Jan 2015 - Campaigning Views
Riding whilst under the influence of drink or drugs is an offence.

The families of Eilidh Cairns and Nora Gutmann, both killed by the same HGV driver - 56-year-old Joao Lopes - have demanded that his licence be permanently removed. Lopes pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to 4 years in jail but just a 6 year driving ban.

Lorry driver Joao Lopes hit and killed Eilidh Cairns in 2009 but was only ever fined for poor eyesight. Last year he ran over and killed 97-year-old Nora Gutmann in 2011. He has now pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and tachograph offences.

BBC Surrey - 20 April 2012 - 20 Apr 2012 - Media Coverage
The number of cyclists seriously injured on Surrey's roads has double over the past three years. To find out more listen to CTC's Chris Peck and Julie Rand discussing the statistics on BBC Radio Surrey's Breakfast Show.

- 20 April 2012 - 20 Apr 2012 - Media Coverage
CTC Policy Coordinator Chris Peck on BBC Berkshire talking about an increase in cycling KSIs (Killed and Serous Injuries) in the Royal County.

Drunken cycling is an offence and a very bad idea. But is it much of a road safety problem? Police enforce some traffic laws, but seldom drunk cycling. CTC examined data for 5 years to see how many fatalities involve alcohol and cycling in this country.

Home Zones - 5 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
Children play, or want to play, in streets; and people work and live in them too. Creating Home Zones is a good way to reclaim roads as community space, rather than just a means of getting from A to B in a motor vehicle.

Traffic calming - 5 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
The speed of motor traffic not only aggravates local communities, but also puts people off cycling. There are a number of measures that encourage and enforce slower driving, including physical traffic calming (e.g. speed humps).

Junctions and crossings - 2 Apr 2012 - Campaigning Views
As 75% of cyclists' collisions happen at or near junctions, it's essential to do everything possible to make them safe for cycling.

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