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4 September 2013 - 2:25pm
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 - 1:44pm
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 - 3:49pm
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 - 9:28am
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 - 10:54am
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.
7 March 2012 - 5:07pm
Government to go ahead with longer lorries trial despite cyclists' objections
25m long lorry in Sweden (proposed British ones are shorter than this!)
The Department for Transport is pressing ahead with a ten-year trial of longer lorries, despite acknowledging the potential danger to vulnerable road users and the impact on road infrastructure. During its first year, the trial could see 1,800 of the larger vehicles on the roads of the UK.
9 February 2012 - 3:54pm
Cities fit for cycling
Cities fit for cycling
The Times has launched a campaign to improve cycle safety following the serious injury to a reporter on the paper. An 8 point manifesto has been published, with the focus on lorries, junctions, cycle infrastructure and 20 mph as the default urban speed limit.


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