John Radford
CTC mourns passing of John Radford News
Friend, fellow cyclist and future CTC Councillor Martyn Bolt says a few words on the passing of fellow Councillor John Radford.
Westminster at dusk
Still no date for Dangerous Driving sentencing review News
Government response to Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday evening still refuses to announce when we can expect the Dangerous Driving sentencing review
Scottish Parliament urged to pass Members' Bill for presumed liability
Pressure to introduce presumed liability in Scotland News
The families of two cyclists killed on Scotland's roads have joined the campaign for presumed liability.
John Radford
Driver facing jail for seriously injuring CTC councillor News
This week the driver who hit John Radford in July 2013 was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Michael Gledhill faces up to five years in jail and John's family a life sentence.
The risk of serious cycle injuries is increasing: Space for Cycling needed Blog
With the Government's long-overdue 'Cycling and Walking Delivery Plan' still awaited, new Government figures show that, however you measure it, the risk of serious cycle injuries is increasing. The Government must act urgently to reverse this trend.
Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycl
Road danger reduction and enforcement conference announced News
A one-day conference ‘Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycling in London’ is announced today.
Lorries are involved in 18% of cyclists' deaths per year in Great Britain
Lorry driver sentenced but spotlight needed on operators Blog
If ever there was a case that demonstrated the need to impose immediate interim driving bans on drivers that kill cyclists, this is it. CTC's Road Safety Campaigner Rhia Weston examines the evidence.
Road Justice map of police pledges
Bristol Road Justice campaigners put pressure on police Case Study
Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCyC) is an excellent example of a group of local campaigners who have wholeheartedly got behind the Road Justice campaign by ramping up pressure on their local force to improve roads policing.
1 in 5 motorists who kill are not banned - is this justice?
1 in 5 motorists not banned for causing a death News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has analysed data showing that only 80% of motorists convicted of killing another road user have their licence taken away, compared to 94% ten years ago.
New Kent Road, London - where cyclist Kristian was fined
Put an end to over-zealous fining in London News
After cyclist Kristian Gregory posted helmet-cam footage of himself being fined for straying from a sub-standard cycle track, the Met Police say they will ease off 'over-zealous' enforcement on this spot. However, Kristian still faces a possible fine, as do many others fined for similar 'offences'.
Police and Ambulance attending a road crash
Cyclist fatalities and serious injuries down for 2013, but no room for complacency Press Release
The release of the latest reported road casualties for Great Britain show that cyclist serious injuries and deaths dropped in 2013. Combined with the news earlier this month that cycle use has risen slightly, this looks like a positive story.
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers News
After months of letters sent back and forth between cycling organisations and Transport for London (TfL), a positive meeting was held this week to discuss how to improve the notorious and omnipresent ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers.
Sentencing guidelines for driving offences must be overhauled
Do judges wilfully misinterpret sentencing guidelines? Blog
Rhia Weston examines whether judges wilfully misinterpret sentencing guidelines when imposing driving bans.
Simeon Maskrey QC speaking at the sentencing debate
CTC's Sentencing Debate sparks call to email Justice Minister News
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
The Government has proposed to increase fines for driving offences
Maximum fines for driving offences rise News
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate
CTC holds expert panel debate on sentencing News
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.
Courts are still reluctant to hand out long driving bans for serious offences
Parliament debates new sentences as driving bans fall News
MPs this week debated Government proposals to extend sentences for those who flout driving bans, but new figures show that the courts are not prioritising driving bans in the first place.
Sentences for drivers who kill while banned will be extended
Government announces driving offences and penalties review News
The Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has announced that the Government will conduct a full review of driving offences and penalties over the next few months.
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.
Royal Courts of Justice
Prosecutors and courts Campaigning Views
To reinforce the message that driving that endangers other road users is socially unacceptable, prosecutors and courts should not dismiss 'dangerous' driving as merely 'careless'.
Driver at wheel
The legal framework and sentencing policy Campaigning Views
The legal framework and sentencing for driving offences need to reinforce the message that endangering other road users is unacceptable.
Cyclist and police car
Traffic police and other enforcement agencies Campaigning Views
More effective traffic policing is crucial for cyclists, and also helps tackle one of the biggest fears that many others have about taking up cycling in the first place - namely, bad driving...
Road Justice petition handed to national policing lead for cycling News
Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Gordon Seabright, Chris Boardman and Roger Geffen
CTC urges MPs to demand action and funding to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has urged MPs to demand leadership, commitment to quality cycling conditions, and funding of at least £10 per person annually, to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ when giving evidence at today’s Commons Transport Select Committee inquiry on cycle safety.
Victims rarely feel justice is done when a driver is sentenced
Road Justice campaign meets with Sentencing Council News
CTC's Road Justice campaign, along with partners British Cycling and RoadPeace, met this week with the Sentencing Council to discuss the forthcoming review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
Police should use discretion when penalising cyclists on the pavement
Goodwill reiterates footway cycling guidance News
National media has become very excited about Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill's affirmation that police should not fine cyclists on the pavement if they are there through a fear of traffic. However, CTC believes that it is better to improve road conditions for cyclists and offer cycle training.
1 in 10 drivers jailed for causing a cyclists' death, many more not prosecuted
Drivers have 1 in 10 chance of going to jail for killing a cyclist News
The London Evening Standard reported this week that drivers in London have a one in 10 chance of going to jail if they are involved in the death of a cyclist.
Cyclists
Cyclists' behaviour and the law Campaigning Views
Cyclists should behave responsibly and legally, but the law should recognise that they do little harm and should not have to choose between keeping safe and obeying rules...
CTC's Crash Kit on iPhone
CTC launch iPhone 'Crash Kit' app News
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details if you are involved in a cycling incident. Crashes rarely happen, but CTC's new kit is there for you, just in case.
IPHONE ‘CRASH KIT’ app launched by Cycling Charity Press Release
CTC, the national cycling charity has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details in the rare instance you are involved in a cycling incident. The charity is keen to point out that the risk of cycling remains relatively unchanged over the last ten years*.
Cyclist wait at junction
Road safety and cycling: Overview Campaigning Views
'More' as well as 'safer' cycling can and should go hand-in-hand...
Metropolitan Police traffic head talks directly to CTC about cyclist fines News
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)
Police should tackle real danger, not fine cyclists just to meet targets News
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 CDF are now linked charities News
CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.
Driver at wheel of car
Common driving offences Campaigning Views
Tackling common, bad driving offences effectively would help create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling and walking....
Campaigner Mick Nott doing a pre-recorded interview
Road Justice local campaigners receive media training Blog
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.
CTC releases map showing police commitment to cycle safety in England and Wales Press Release
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC, the national cycling charity, and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map on the campaign website - roadjustice.org.uk - showing which police forces in England and Wales are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
Goods vehicle
Goods vehicles (lorries, HGVs, vans etc) Campaigning Views
Lorries pose a disproportionate threat to cyclists. There is a range of measures that should be introduced to reduce the hazard as a matter or urgency...
The map shows police responses to the Road Justice report
Road Justice reveals which police forces are committed to road safety for cyclists News
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map showing which police forces are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
Scots MSPs support cycle safety as Minister keeps open 'presumed liability' debate News
MSPs from the SNP and Conservative parties join Greens in calling for a positive debate on continental-style 'presumed liability' rules, which also revealed strong cross-party support for investment in cycling and improved cyclists' safety.
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland Blog
On Tuesday, 29 October 2013, the Scottish Parliament will debate proposals for 'presumed liability' rules (also known as 'stricter liability'), whereby motorists involved in collisions with cyclists or pedestrians would be presumed liable in a civil law claim against them for damages.
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Scotland
What is CTC up to in Scotland Blog
CTC is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specifically Scottish issues.
A view of Parilament
Cameron confirms sentencing guidelines review for dangerous driving offences News
CTC has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron's confirmation during Prime Minister's questions on 9 October that the Government will conduct a review of sentencing guidelines for serious driving offences.
CTC's map shows the proportion of drivers who have points
Where do drivers have the most penalty points? News
Figures from CTC, the national cycling charity, obtained from Government data, show which locations in the country have the highest concentration of drivers with penalty points.
Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
Scot Free: Justice system in Edinburgh fails cyclists as McCourt appeal refused News
CTC, the national cycling charity, is bitterly dismayed over today's decision of the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh to allow 49-year-old Gary McCourt, whose driving has killed two cyclists, back on the roads.
13-year-old Hope Fennell was killed whilst crossing a pedestrian crossing
Road safety procession to be held on Sat 21st in Birmingham in Hope Fennell's name Blog
This week Hope Fennell would have turned 15 had her short life not been tragically ended in 2011. A procession calling for improved road safety will be held in her name on Saturday 21 September in Birmingham.
Suzette Davenport, ACPO roads policing lead, receiving the Road Justice report
ACPO to revise guidance on enforcement of 20 mph Blog
Transport Minister Norman Baker announced last night during the Parliamentary debate on how to Get Britain Cycling, that the ACPO roads policing lead has agreed to rewrite the ACPO guidance on the enforcement of 20 mph limits.
A police officer reading out a statement from Anthony Hilson's family
Satnav drivers sentenced following cyclists' deaths News
This week, two drivers were sentenced for killing cyclists whilst distracted by their satnavs.
Norman Baker launching Government response to Get Britain Cycling report
Government announces sentencing guidelines review for certain driving offences News
Local Transport and Cycling Minister Norman Baker made the announcements today on a visit to Cambridge.
Gary McCourt leaving the court ( photo  CTC )
McCourt hearing Prosecutor tells Court in Edinburgh his sentence was 'unduly lenient' News
The sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist was "unduly lenient", a court has been told. Prosecutors are appealing the sentence of Gary McCourt, who was found guilty in April of causing the death of Audrey Fyfe by driving carelessly.
Audrey Fyfe was a popular member of CTC Scotland
Audrey Fyfe’s family accompanied by CTC supporters to appeal hearing News
Two years after Gary McCourt’s driving killed Audrey Fyfe, the second cyclist to have died due to his careless driving, representatives of CTC Scotland – the Scottish branch of CTC, accompanied her family to the High Court.
John Radford's daughters and CTC member and local Mayor led the ride.
Over £1000 raised as 300 riders cycle for 'Justice for John' News
Popular CTC Councillor John Radford was airlifted to hospital following a collision whilst he was out cycling in Holmfirth on the afternoon of the 31st of July. John's family and friends organised a ride earlier this week to thank the air ambulance crew that flew John to Leeds Royal Infirmary.
The road where cyclist Anthony Hilson was killed
Driver who killed Anthony Hilson convicted of causing his death by dangerous driving News
The driver who killed cyclist Anthony Hilson in September 2012, when she took her eyes off the road, has been convicted of causing his death by dangerous driving.
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton
Cycling road crash victims and campaigners visit over 30 Police and Crime Commissioners to call for 'Road Justice' Press Release
Today, (July 11th ) campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes are meeting with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC, the national cycling charity’s Road Justice report.
CTC's Chief Exec Gordon Seabright with Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson
Over 30 CTC campaigners meet Police and Crime Commissioners calling for 'Road Justice' News
On July 11th CTC campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes met with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC’s first Road Justice report today.
CTC's Road Justice campaign seeks to improve the legal response to bad driving
Family of cyclist killed on the A414 receive record undisclosed compensation News
The family of an avid cyclist has received the highest ever sum of damages for a claim for fatal injury through CTC, the national cycling charity’s insurance scheme.
Appeal against the sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist will be heard in August News
Prosecutors challenging the five-year driving ban imposed on Gary McCourt on the grounds that the sentence was ''unduly lenient'' have announced that the appeal will take place on August 13th. The right to appeal was granted on 31 May following a campaign launched by CTC and Audrey Fyfe's family.
Cycling Charity challenges the police over tougher road justice Press Release
CTC, the national cycling charity, is today launching its Road Justice Campaign which will take to task the police, the prosecution service and the judiciary over the way they treat bad driving and bad drivers.
More traffic police are needed to make best use of the new FPN
Careless driving fixed penalty welcomed News
CTC welcomes the fixed penalty notice for careless driving and the associated 50% increase in all motoring fixed penalties to £100, but urges that dangerous driving still needs to be dealt with by the courts.
CTC's Road Justice campaign
CTC launches Road Justice campaign News
CTC has launched its Road Justice Campaign, which will take to task the police, the prosecution services and the judiciary over the way they treat bad driving and bad drivers.
Cycling in traffic
Compensation for injured cyclists Campaigning Views
The rules about liability for road crashes need to be changed to make it easier and quicker for cyclists and pedestrians to be compensated if they are injured in collisions with motor vehicles.
Audrey Fyfe
CTC welcomes decision to appeal sentence for Audrey Fyfe's killer driver News
CTC and the family of cyclist Audrey Fyfe have welcomed the decision by the Crown Counsel in Edinburgh to refer Gary McCourt’s sentence for appeal, following a campaign by CTC and other organisations’ supporters.
Audrey Fyfe - the second of McCourt's victims
Personal message from acquaintance of Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity Blog
CTC has been contacted by an acquaintance of both Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity. He sent in a heartfelt but considered letter, which he gave us permission to share.
BSM learner vehicle next to a cyclists in Cambridge
The AA and BSM launch cycle awareness module for all driving instructors News
CTC has welcomed the announcement by the AA and BSM that they will roll out a cycle awareness module to its driving instructors. The absence of cycle training for teenagers and the poor understanding of needs and rights of cyclists by some of the population has lead to aggressive behaviour.
Letter delivered to the Lord Advocate supporting an appeal of the sentence
Letter delivered to Lord Advocate supporting sentence appeal Blog
On 14 May CTC’s Chief Executive, Gordon Seabright, CTC Scotland’s Councillor, Peter Hayman, and CTC’s Road Safety campaigner, Rhia Weston, met with relatives of Gary McCourt’s two victims; Audrey Fyfe and George Dalgity at the Crown Office in Edinburgh.
The driver of this car was charged with 'careless driving'
Minor win for cyclists as prosecution guidance shifts News
In early May 2013 new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service on prosecuting acts of bad driving was published. It includes a potentially important addition in determining what should be charged as 'dangerous' rather than 'careless' driving.
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown
Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice News
CTC has joined with the family of Audrey Fyfe to challenge the scandalous sentence handed down to Gary McCourt on 3 May. McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a five-year driving ban for causing death by careless driving
Two cyclists ride over a speed cushion
The eyes have it - new research may show why drivers say 'SMIDSY' News
New research from DirectLine insurance seems to show that a minority of drivers don't 'notice' cyclists and walkers, despite being visible. Female drivers are worse than males and younger drivers are worse than everyone else: 31% fail to see cyclists, apparently.
Lorry driver overtaking dangerously close
Careless driving charge contested by the Cycling Lawyer Blog
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.
Write to your PCC asking them to prioritise road safety
Police and Crime Commissioners should prioritise road safety News
Join CTC in writing to your Police and Crime Commissioner asking them to prioritise road safety.
Has there been progress for cycling in 2012?
Was 2012 the year when we finally started to 'Get Britain Cycling'? Blog
In a final blog posting for 2012, CTC’s Campaigns Director Roger Geffen reviews year’s highlights and looks forward to 2013 with a level of optimism which seemed unthinkable a year ago.
Old Bailey - Scales of Justice
Minister backs talks to improve traffic justice News
CTC has welcomed a commitment from Helen Grant MP, the Minister for Courts and Victims, to support discussions on how to improve the legal system's response to road traffic offences.
Stop SMIDSY campaign
Lenient sentencing is just the tip of the iceberg Blog
As the Mary Bowers’ case demonstrates careless driving charges and small fines do not reflect the severity of crimes committed by bad drivers. Sentences, therefore, need to be harsher, but we must also be aware of the large number of collisions that do not even make it to court in the first place.
The BBC's 'War on Britain's Roads' programme
The BBC’s 'War on Britain’s Roads': how should we respond? Blog
Now that the programme has been broadcast - with some important edits compared with the preview version - Roger Geffen advises against simply venting anger and instead suggests some positive outcomes.
Conflict on the road is exaggerated in BBC1's film
BBC1 programme manufactures conflict between road users News
Does the programme - War on Britain's Roads - present an unbalanced and sensationalist view of conditions on the road network? If you think so, complain to the BBC setting out the ways in which you feel it has misrepresented the situation.
The BBC's 'War on Britain's Roads'
War on Britain’s roads: myth or reality? Blog
Ahead of BBC1's documentary 'The War on Britain's Roads', CTC's Roger Geffen previews the programme and urges cyclists to provide feedback. He asks you to listen out for the claim that "reported incidents [..are..] on the rise", and tell us what "incidents" you think they are referring to.
Cycling in winter
Can you see me in the dark? Blog
All cyclists can sometimes feel invisible on the road and in winter. So how can they be more visible to drivers? CTC's Victoria Hazael shares her thoughts on lights and hi-viz clothing.
Crown Prosecution Service
Open meeting with CPS on how they prosecute bad driving offences Blog
Road crash victims' charity RoadPeace held a timely open meeting on Tuesday (13.11.12) about the Crown Prosecution Service's proposed new guidance on prosecuting bad driving offences. It was a powerful, emotive and well informed panel discussion, which the CPS will hopefully take heed of.
Charges for motoring offences involving death have changed substantially
Crown Prosecution needs to treat dangerous driving as dangerous News
CTC has responded to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) guidance on prosecuting bad driving, calling for a more rigorous interpretation of the law as it stands - namely, that dangerous driving should be charged as such, not downgraded to careless driving.
Bradley Wiggins was injured in a crash with a van
Wiggins hospitalised in crash with van News
Bradley Wiggins has broken ribs and suffered other, non-serious injuries, in a crash with a van in Wrightington, Lancashire, whilst out on a training ride. The driver offered the usual 'Sorry, mate I didn't see you,' excuse, as she hit Wiggins while exiting a petrol station.
The Times campaign is 9 months old
All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group launches 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry News
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG), a cross-party group of MPs and Peers with an interest in cycling, has launched its 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry into how to increase levels of cycling.
London maintains a squad of traffic police who use bikes
Which police force has seen the biggest drop in traffic policing? News
Despite overall policing levels remaining constant, traffic police numbers fell by 29% over the last ten years. Using the Freedom of Information Act, CTC can reveal the force by force data, showing which policing area has seen the biggest decrease in traffic policing.
Old Bailey
Call for justice review comes just as Crown Prosecution Guidance consults News
This week British Cycling increased pressure on the Government to review the way criminal justice treats road crash victims, securing an agreement to meet and discuss the issue. Meanwhile the Crown Prosecution Service are consulting on their guidance for prosecuting bad driving.
The junction on the A38 where Pat Kenny was killed in January 2011
'Ban bikes from A-roads' suggests judge Blog
Staffordshire Crown Court Resident Judge Simon Tonking has stirred up controversy by writing to The Times arguing that cyclists be banned from dualled roads. His comments are repugnant in part because he presided over the case of Pat Kenny, whose killer was given a community sentence in April 2012.
The cycling safety campaign emphasises similarities between cyclists and drivers
Government THINK! cycling campaign misses the bigger picture News
A new government advertising campaign on cycle safety has been launched, although with just £80,000 behind it, it's unlikely to have any discernable effect on driver behaviour. Worse still, the campaign includes some poor advice to drivers on overtaking.
Police enforcement is the first stage in effective criminal justice
Tell your MP that the criminal justice system isn't working News
For the last few years CTC's Stop SMIDSY project has recorded the inadequacies in the way the criminal justice system treats cyclists who have been involved in road crashes. CTC is now working with British Cycling and other organisations to call for a review of all aspects of the current system.
Traffic police have become a rare sight on Britain's roads
Traffic police numbers fall 29% in 10 years News
Traffic police are crucial to ensuring that road traffic law is enforced and illegal driving is minimised. Unfortunately figures obtained by the chair of the All Party Cycling Group, Julian Huppert MP, reveal that the number of police has collapsed in the last decade.
Cardiff Crown Court, where driver Edward Adams was jailed. Photo: matthewgriff
Hit-and-run drink-driver who ended cyclist's paralympic dream receives 18-month sentence News
A hit-and-run drink-driver who ended a medal-winning disabled cyclist’s Paralympic dream has received an 18-month prison sentence. Simon Richardson, already disabled after a cycling collision with a car, had won medals in Beijing and was training for the London Paralympics when the crash happened.
Pepe Delmonte (photo: J Mark Dodds, Creative Commons)
Police officer convicted of dangerous driving which left cycling musician seriously injured News
A police officer has been convicted of dangerous driving following a collision in east London which has left a cyclist with serious injuries and possibly permanent brain-damage. Songwriter Pepe Belmonte was about to launch his first album, but has since had to relearn to walk and play the guitar.
Lorries are required to have some extra mirrors fitted, but not enough
Families of both those killed by Joao Lopes demand his licence be removed permanently News
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.
Cyclists have clear priority at this junction in Copenhagen
Mixed messages for cycle safety in London Blog
Transport for London's announcement of plans to complete 50 cycle-friendly junction improvements by the end of 2013 (including ten by the end of 2012) is very welcome. However, the Mayor's draft road safety strategy, launched the same day, is itself very much in need of a "cycle-friendly redesign".
CTC President Jon Snow
Road safety inquiry highlights lack of Government leadership on cycling News
A report from the Transport Select Committee has criticised the Government over the handling of cycle safety. The report emerged following evidence given by CTC and CTC's President Jon Snow earlier in the year.
The Ministry of Justice produces statistics on offences and sentencing
Collapse in prosecution of bad driving Blog
The number of prosecutions for motoring offences in magistrates courts has fallen dramatically in the last ten years in all but three police force areas. Chris Peck looks in more detail at some of the numbers.
Reduced traffic policing may be partly behind the rise in casualties
Cycle casualties increase sharply in 2011 News
Figures released today from the Government show that cycle use increased very slightly in 2011, however, the numbers of serious injuries rose markedly. CTC is calling on Government to do more to improve safety.
The Times' #cyclesafe campaign generated 10,000 reports of bad junctions
Government devotes an additional £15m to fix junctions News
In the 2012 Budget the Chancellor allocated £15m to fix problem junctions in London. Now another £15m has been found to spend on junctions outside London. The additional funding is a testament to The Times's 'Cities fit for cycling' campaign in the spring.
Mark Brummell as rickshaw driver at Su White's wedding in 2004
CTC member Mark Brummell killed in the New Forest News
Mark Brummell, CTC member and stalwart of the Southampton Cycling Campaign, was hit by a car and killed at Ipley Cross in the New Forest. His friends and colleagues will greatly miss him.
Graph showing who the police think contributes to cycle fatalities
Boris is wildly wrong to claim that 2/3 serious and fatal cycling injuries are due to law-breaking Blog
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said he thinks 62% of cyclists who are killed or seriously injured are breaking the law. Police data show he is wildy wrong.
83% of drivers admit speeding regularly, yet 92% say they are law-abiding
The RAC says “Drivers need help” – and they’re right! Blog
The RAC has just published a survey of motorists’ views, and it makes for interesting reading.
Occupying an advanced stop line is also technically 'jumping a red light'
IAM feeds the tabloids with spurious claims of red light jumping cyclists Blog
Both the Guardian and BikeBiz have broken an embargoed press release from the Institute of Advanced Motorists claiming that the majority of cyclists jump red lights.
Stop SMIDSY
Sorry mate, I didn't see you...recording near misses while cycling Blog
CTC's Stop SMIDSY campaign is gathering examples of where and when crashes occur between road users and will document the reactions of the criminal justice system, ranging from the police to prosecutors and the courts. But there are hundreds of 'near misses' that occur for each actual crash.
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety News
The House of Commons Transport Select Committee scrutinises the Department for Transport's spending and policy decisions. Following the launch of a new policy on road safety the Select Committee chose that topic to investigate.

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