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9 August 2013 - 9:58am
Over £1000 raised as 300 riders cycle for 'Justice for John'
John Radford's daughters and CTC member and local Mayor led the ride.
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.
25 July 2013 - 11:54am
Driver who killed Anthony Hilson convicted of causing his death by dangerous driving
The road where cyclist Anthony Hilson was killed
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.
15 July 2013 - 12:02pm
Cycling road crash victims and campaigners visit over 30 Police and Crime Commissioners to call for 'Road Justice'
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton
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.
10 July 2013 - 2:15pm
Over 30 CTC campaigners meet Police and Crime Commissioners calling for 'Road Justice'
CTC's Chief Exec Gordon Seabright with Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson
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.
2 July 2013 - 3:35pm
Family of cyclist killed on the A414 receive record undisclosed compensation
CTC's Road Justice campaign seeks to improve the legal response to bad driving
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.
26 June 2013 - 8:17am
Appeal against the sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist will be heard in August
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.
7 June 2013 - 1:12pm
Cycling Charity challenges the police over tougher road justice
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.
5 June 2013 - 3:00pm
Careless driving fixed penalty welcomed
More traffic police are needed to make best use of the new FPN
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's 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.
31 May 2013 - 10:55am
CTC welcomes decision to appeal sentence for Audrey Fyfe's killer driver
Audrey Fyfe
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.
24 May 2013 - 9:15am
The AA and BSM launch cycle awareness module for all driving instructors
BSM learner vehicle next to a cyclists in Cambridge
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
The driver of this car was charged with 'careless driving'
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
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown
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'
Two cyclists ride over a speed cushion
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.
4 February 2013 - 3:41pm
Police and Crime Commissioners should prioritise road safety
Write to your PCC asking them to prioritise road safety
Join CTC in writing to your Police and Crime Commissioner asking them to prioritise road safety.
20 December 2012 - 3:55pm
Minister backs talks to improve traffic justice
Old Bailey - Scales of 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
Conflict on the road is exaggerated in BBC1's film
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
Charges for motoring offences involving death have changed substantially
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 was injured in a crash with a 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.
5 November 2012 - 9:41am
All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group launches 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry
The Times campaign is 9 months old
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.

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