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20 September 2012 - 2:37pm
Government THINK! cycling campaign misses the bigger picture
The cycling safety campaign emphasises similarities between cyclists and drivers
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.
13 September 2012 - 3:42pm
Tell your MP that the criminal justice system isn't working
Police enforcement is the first stage in effective criminal justice
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.
7 September 2012 - 1:26pm
Traffic police numbers fall 29% in 10 years
Traffic police have become a rare sight on Britain's roads
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.
30 August 2012 - 1:56pm
Hit-and-run drink-driver who ended cyclist's paralympic dream receives 18-month sentence
Cardiff Crown Court, where driver Edward Adams was jailed. Photo: matthewgriff
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.
24 August 2012 - 9:38am
Police officer convicted of dangerous driving which left cycling musician seriously injured
Pepe Delmonte (photo: J Mark Dodds, Creative Commons)
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.
1 August 2012 - 11:22am
Families of both those killed by Joao Lopes demand his licence be removed permanently
Lorries are required to have some extra mirrors fitted, but not enough
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.
17 July 2012 - 3:35pm
Road safety inquiry highlights lack of Government leadership on cycling
CTC President Jon Snow
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.
28 June 2012 - 8:04am
Cycle casualties increase sharply in 2011
Reduced traffic policing may be partly behind the rise in casualties
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.
26 June 2012 - 9:37am
Government devotes an additional £15m to fix junctions
The Times' #cyclesafe campaign generated 10,000 reports of bad junctions
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.
1 June 2012 - 3:19pm
CTC member Mark Brummell killed in the New Forest
Mark Brummell as rickshaw driver at Su White's wedding in 2004
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.
5 March 2012 - 4:03pm
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
CTC gives evidence to Select Committee inquiry into road safety
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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