9 August 2013 - 9:58am
Over £1000 raised as 300 riders cycle for 'Justice for John'
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.
5 June 2013 - 3:00pm
Careless driving fixed penalty welcomed
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.
4 June 2013 - 1:30pm
CTC launches Road Justice campaign
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.
24 May 2013 - 9:15am
The AA and BSM launch cycle awareness module for all driving instructors
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.
14 May 2013 - 11:09am
Minor win for cyclists as prosecution guidance shifts
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.
10 May 2013 - 9:19am
Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice
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
25 April 2013 - 3:14pm
The eyes have it - new research may show why drivers say 'SMIDSY'
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.
20 December 2012 - 3:55pm
Minister backs talks to improve traffic justice
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.
5 December 2012 - 2:11pm
BBC1 programme manufactures conflict between road users
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.
16 November 2012 - 8:58am
Crown Prosecution needs to treat dangerous driving as dangerous
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.
8 November 2012 - 5:38am
Wiggins hospitalised in crash with van
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.