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19 December 2014 - 10:22am
CTC pressure for Road Justice begins to show success
Westminster
On 17 December, CTC's Road Justice campaigner Rhia Weston joined CTC Vice-President Lord Berkeley for a surprisingly positive meeting with Mike Penning MP, Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims.
18 December 2014 - 8:57am
Cyclists Defence Fund backs cyclist as they go through the courts
Cyclist outside The Royal Courts of Justice
As 2014 comes to an end, CTC’s Road Justice campaign and the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) continue the ongoing fight to achieve justice for all road users.
2 December 2014 - 9:18am
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.
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.
5 November 2014 - 3:04pm
CTC mourns passing of John Radford
John Radford
Friend, fellow cyclist and future CTC Councillor Martyn Bolt says a few words on the passing of fellow Councillor John Radford.
5 November 2014 - 12:29pm
Still no date for Dangerous Driving sentencing review
Westminster at dusk
Government response to Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday evening still refuses to announce when we can expect the Dangerous Driving sentencing review
31 October 2014 - 9:59am
Pressure to introduce presumed liability in Scotland
Scottish Parliament urged to pass Members' Bill for presumed liability
The families of two cyclists killed on Scotland's roads have joined the campaign for presumed liability.
24 October 2014 - 11:39am
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.
19 September 2014 - 3:55pm
Road danger reduction and enforcement conference announced
Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycl
A one-day conference ‘Road Danger Reduction and Enforcement: How policing can support walking and cycling in London’ is announced today.
18 September 2014 - 10:48am
Remove the centre line to increase safety
20 mph speed limit sign painted on a road
New study funded by CTC finds 20 mph speed limits and the removal of centre-lines may be the most effective ways to reduce the speed at which drivers overtake cyclists.
24 July 2014 - 11:13am
Jersey's under-14 helmet law "will harm public health and the island's reputation for family cycling"
Gorey harbour in Jersey - the scene for the Jersey Festival of Cycling
CTC is disappointed to learn that Jersey's legislature has agreed to make it compulsory for under-14-year-olds to wear helmets, despite fears that the overall public health will suffer if people are deterred from cycling.
18 July 2014 - 10:54am
£10 a head for cycling by 2020 say MPs
Inquiry witnesses Edmund King (AA), Chris Boardman (BC) and Roger Geffen (CTC)
The Commons Transport Select Committee's inquiry report on Cycle Safety has been published, endorsing many of CTC's recommendations.
17 July 2014 - 10:36am
1 in 5 motorists not banned for causing a death
1 in 5 motorists who kill are not banned - is this justice?
CTC, the national cycling charity, has analysed data showing that only 80% of motorists convicted of killing another road user have their licence taken away, compared to 94% ten years ago.
10 July 2014 - 9:34am
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'.
26 June 2014 - 11:23am
Cyclist fatalities and serious injuries down for 2013, but no room for complacency
Police and Ambulance attending a road crash
The release of the latest reported road casualties for Great Britain show that cyclist serious injuries and deaths dropped in 2013. Combined with the news earlier this month that cycle use has risen slightly, this looks like a positive story.
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.
25 June 2014 - 8:33am
Watchdog overturns its finding on Cycling Scotland ad thanks to CTC's evidence
The original offending image, now deemed acceptable
The original finding, issued in January, upheld a complaint calling for helmets to be worn in adverts involving cyclists. Thanks to work by Cycling Scotland and CTC, that finding has now been reversed.
19 June 2014 - 10:32am
German court says helmet-free cycling is not 'negligence'
A smashed helmet
In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court has ruled that it is not 'negligent' to cycle without a helmet, hence there is no justifiable reason for reducing the injury compensation payable to helmetless cyclists. Now, CTC says the Highway Code needs to change.
12 June 2014 - 4:01pm
CTC's Sentencing Debate sparks call to email Justice Minister
Simeon Maskrey QC speaking at the sentencing debate
The debate on Friday 13 June highlighted high levels of dissatisfaction with the sentencing of drivers who endanger other road users. It also aimed to influence the Sentencing Council's review of sentencing guidelines for driving offences.
10 June 2014 - 2:24pm
Maximum fines for driving offences rise
The Government has proposed to increase fines for driving offences
The maximum fines that magistrates can impose for road traffic offences are set to rise under new proposals from the Ministry of Justice.

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