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28 November 2014 - 12:39pm
Help stiffen Robert Goodwill's support for safer lorries
Proposed lorry design
European ministers will meet Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the European Commission to decide when or whether to introduce safer lorry designs.
26 June 2014 - 10:18am
Say goodbye to ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ stickers
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
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.
23 May 2014 - 2:49pm
Eight year wait for safer lorry cabs
18 cyclists die a year in the UK in lorry crashes
Representatives of EU Member States have agreed to delay the introduction of safer lorry cabins for eight years.
14 May 2014 - 3:08pm
CTC urges Transport Secretary to support safer lorries
HGVs make up 5% of traffic in Britain but are involved in 18% of cyclist deaths
CTC and other active travel organisations have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, urging him to support a proposed amendment to EU rules on safer lorry designs. And you can write to him too!
9 May 2014 - 1:24pm
Cycling and safety groups restate objections to TfL sticker on vans and buses
The offending sticker on the back of a bus
CTC has joined the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and other cycling and road safety groups in reiterating our call for Transport for London (TfL) to halt the use by van, taxi and bus operators of a warning sticker telling cyclists to 'Stay Back'.
15 April 2014 - 9:37am
Euro Parliament votes for safer lorry designs
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists
The European Parliament voted today (April 15) to change the regulations for the design of lorry cabs to make lorries safer and more fuel efficient, a move which could potentially save hundreds of lives a year.
30 January 2014 - 4:12pm
London bans lorries without safety equipment
All lorries will be forced to have sideguards and extra mirrors
The Mayor of London and London Councils have agreed jointly to ban large vehicles from London's roads if they fail to meet high standards for cycle safety equipment. CTC welcomes this step forward, but says there are better longer-term solutions for cycle safety that should be investigated too.
6 December 2013 - 2:32pm
Construction industry launches new code of practice
Goods vehicles are involved in 18% of cyclists' road deaths per year
Transport for London and the construction industry have launched a new code of practice for construction logistics, which is focused on managing work related road risk (WRRR). Lorries were responsible for 21 of the 40 cyclist deaths in London over the last 3 years.
6 December 2013 - 11:39am
Mayor of London responds to CTC's call to tackle lorry danger
The Mayor says he doesn't want to 'dangerise' cycling
The Mayor has now responded to CTC's call to take action on lorry danger in the capital, making it clear that he shares our deep concerns about cyclists’ safety in London.
5 December 2013 - 4:19pm
Minister proposes innovative solutions to cycle safety
Robert Goodwill before the Transport Select Committee
Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has only been in post for a couple of months, but after the terrible string of deaths in London, cycling has come to dominate his portfolio. The Transport Select Committee took evidence from him this week, many of his responses were encouraging.
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.
19 November 2013 - 5:58pm
CTC urges supporters to email Boris Johnson demanding he tackle lorry danger
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
CTC, the national cycling charity, is urging its members and supporters to write to the Mayor of London, demanding that he takes urgent action to stop lorries killing cyclists and pedestrians in the capital.
15 November 2013 - 10:53am
Hold hauliers to account over cyclist fatalities, says CTC
CTC has today written to urge the Transport Minister to adopt a dramatic new approach over cyclist fatalities that involve HGVs. It's cost-free and needs no legislation, but will put vulnerable road users at the front of the minds of those running the haulage industry.
14 November 2013 - 11:08am
CTC condemns rising toll of cyclists' deaths in London
A 'ghost bike' at the Bow Roundabout: photo by Diamond Geezer (Creative Commons)
CTC demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after a fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.
6 June 2014 - 2:50pm
EU ministers confirm eight year delay on safer lorry designs
Renault truck with large side windows
EU ministers approve eight year delay on introducing HGV safety measures that could save hundreds of lives every year.
4 September 2013 - 1:25pm
Lorry safety crack down for London welcomed by CTC
Lorries pose a serious risk to cyclists in urban areas
A package of measures announced today by Transport Minister Stephen Hammond and London Mayor Boris Johnson to help make cycling conditions safer in the capital is good news, says CTC.
1 February 2013 - 12:44pm
No to higher lorry speeds
HGV on a narrow rural lane
CTC has voiced its opposition to Government proposals to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles on rural single-carriageway roads, saying this would worsen cycle safety on rural lanes.
17 December 2012 - 2:49pm
Lorry driver in Mary Bowers case receives ‘insulting’ £2,700 fine for careless driving
Launch of The Times Cities fit for Cycling campaign
Lorry driver Petre Beiu, a Romanian national, was acquitted of the dangerous driving charge he received after hitting Mary Bowers as she commuted to work in November 2011. He was found guilty of the lesser charge of careless driving, for which he received a £2,700 fine and an 8 month driving ban.
29 June 2012 - 8:28am
Killer HGV driver pleads guilty to causing death by dangerous driving
Lorries are disproportionately involved in pedestrian and cyclists' deaths
Lorry driver Joao Lopes hit and killed Eilidh Cairns in 2009 but was only ever fined for poor eyesight. Last year he ran over and killed 97-year-old Nora Gutmann in 2011. He has now pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and tachograph offences.
20 June 2012 - 9:54am
Driver convicted of killing receives short driving ban and 300 hours community service
The approximate location on the A1035 where Tim Andrew was hit
An HGV driver who killed a cyclist while speeding with a "smudged" windscreen has received a worryingly lenient sentence. This is yet another case which reveals the inadequate workings of the judicial system.

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