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28 May 2015 - 12:00am
New figures suggest more killer drivers are going unpunished
Royal Courts of Justice
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.
15 May 2015 - 10:28am
Cyclist with a cause
GTO by Reece Garside photography via Flickr Creative Commons
Charlie Sinclair will donate the proceeds from the screening of 'Bikes vs Cars' to the Cyclists' Defence Fund's Justice for Michael appeal.
27 March 2015 - 5:35pm
An incomprehensible travesty of justice
Daniel Squire was killed whilst training for an Ironman Triathlon
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent. A driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad daylight was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist's death.
19 March 2015 - 12:39pm
Police add insult to injury in Mason case
Photo by Joe Dunckley: Michael Mason vigil by  Stop Killing Cyclists.
Insensitivity follows further injustice, the Metropolitan Police now say they will not refer the Michael Mason case to the Crown Prosecution Service.
5 March 2015 - 1:21pm
Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death
Michael Mason, who was killed cycling on Regent Street
To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13 March, with the support of the Cyclists' Defence Fund.
12 February 2015 - 4:54pm
Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case
Michael Mason
London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.
4 February 2015 - 9:45pm
Critical report is not tough enough on police and prosecutors
Handing CTC's 'Road Justice' policing report to ACPOs head of roads policing
Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been criticised in a watchdog’s report published today, but CTC says some of the criticisms should have been even sharper.
9 January 2015 - 1:14pm
Funding appeal for Michael Mason’s family
Michael Mason
The Cyclists' Defence Fund launches a funding appeal to help get justice for Michael Mason.
19 December 2014 - 11:36am
Cyclists’ Defence Fund to support Michael Mason’s family quest for justice
Michael Mason
The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case.
2 December 2014 - 10:18am
MPs and bereaved families discuss criminal driving
MPs and relatives of road crash victims came together yesterday to discuss the justice system’s handling of criminal driving and the desperate improvements needed in order to ensure victims get access to justice.
27 November 2014 - 7:28pm
Summons for cyclist fined for pavement cycling
The location where the fine was issued
A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.
24 October 2014 - 12:39pm
Driver facing jail for seriously injuring CTC councillor
John Radford
This week the driver who hit John Radford in July 2013 was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Michael Gledhill faces up to five years in jail and John's family a life sentence.
10 July 2014 - 10:34am
Put an end to over-zealous fining in London
New Kent Road, London - where cyclist Kristian was fined
After cyclist Kristian Gregory posted helmet-cam footage of himself being fined for straying from a sub-standard cycle track, the Met Police say they will ease off 'over-zealous' enforcement on this spot. However, Kristian still faces a possible fine, as do many others fined for similar 'offences'.
3 June 2014 - 10:28am
CTC holds expert panel debate on sentencing
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.
12 February 2014 - 1:31pm
Road Justice petition handed to national policing lead for cycling
Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
28 November 2013 - 12:08pm
CTC and CDF are now linked charities
CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.
28 November 2013 - 10:30am
CPS drops fixed penalty notice prosecution
Alex hopes the decision encourages police not to always resort to FPNs
This week the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued proceedings against a cyclist for failing to stop at a red light.
16 October 2013 - 4:04pm
Trial date for cyclist's FPN challenge
Alex Paxton challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice
Alex Paxton, the 27 year-old cyclist who is challenging a fixed penalty notice, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court this afternoon. He pleaded not guilty and a trial date was set for 5th December.
14 October 2013 - 4:12pm
Cyclist’s Fixed Penalty Notice legal challenge listed this week for London court.
Following a successful round of crowd-funding, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF),a charity set up by CTC, the national cycling charity, to fund precedent setting cases involving cycling and the law, will support a 27-year-old cyclist from Putney as he challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) .
17 September 2013 - 2:38pm
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees.
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton who is challenging the FPN he received a month ago in London. Individual donors have given a total of £2333.

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