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17 January 2014 - 9:59am
Goodwill reiterates footway cycling guidance
Police should use discretion when penalising cyclists on the pavement
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.
3 January 2014 - 10:12am
Drivers have 1 in 10 chance of going to jail for killing a cyclist
1 in 10 drivers jailed for causing a cyclists' death, many more not prosecuted
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.
29 November 2013 - 12:15pm
Metropolitan Police traffic head talks directly to CTC about cyclist fines
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.
28 November 2013 - 11:33am
Police should tackle real danger, not fine cyclists just to meet targets
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.
28 November 2013 - 11:08am
CTC and CDF are now linked charities
CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.
31 October 2013 - 9:57am
Road Justice reveals which police forces are committed to road safety for cyclists
The map shows police responses to the Road Justice report
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.
10 October 2013 - 8:52am
Cameron confirms sentencing guidelines review for dangerous driving offences
A view of Parilament
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.
2 October 2013 - 3:49pm
Where do drivers have the most penalty points?
CTC's map shows the proportion of drivers who have points
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.
25 September 2013 - 9:38am
Scot Free: Justice system in Edinburgh fails cyclists as McCourt appeal refused
Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
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.
19 December 2014 - 10:36am
Cyclists’ Defence Fund to support Michael Mason’s family quest for justice
The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case.
2 December 2014 - 9:18am
MPs and bereaved families discuss criminal driving
MPs and relatives of road crash victims came together yesterday to discuss the justice system’s handling of criminal driving and the desperate improvements needed in order to ensure victims get access to justice.
26 June 2014 - 11:23am
Cyclist fatalities and serious injuries down for 2013, but no room for complacency
Police and Ambulance attending a road crash
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.
19 December 2013 - 11:34am
CTC launch iPhone 'Crash Kit' app
CTC's Crash Kit on iPhone
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.
18 December 2013 - 1:06pm
IPHONE ‘CRASH KIT’ app launched by Cycling Charity
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*.
7 November 2013 - 12:15pm
CTC releases map showing police commitment to cycle safety in England and Wales
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.
31 October 2013 - 8:57am
Scots MSPs support cycle safety as Minister keeps open 'presumed liability' debate
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
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.
30 August 2013 - 3:24pm
Satnav drivers sentenced following cyclists' deaths
A police officer reading out a statement from Anthony Hilson's family
This week, two drivers were sentenced for killing cyclists whilst distracted by their satnavs.
28 August 2013 - 12:06pm
Government announces sentencing guidelines review for certain driving offences
Norman Baker launching Government response to Get Britain Cycling report
Local Transport and Cycling Minister Norman Baker made the announcements today on a visit to Cambridge.
14 August 2013 - 8:28am
McCourt hearing Prosecutor tells Court in Edinburgh his sentence was 'unduly lenient'
Gary McCourt leaving the court ( photo  CTC )
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.
13 August 2013 - 8:25am
Audrey Fyfe’s family accompanied by CTC supporters to appeal hearing
Audrey Fyfe was a popular member of CTC Scotland
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.

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