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10 October 2013 - 9:52am
Cameron confirms sentencing guidelines review for dangerous driving offences
A view of Parilament
CTC has welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron's confirmation during Prime Minister's questions on 9 October that the Government will conduct a review of sentencing guidelines for serious driving offences.
7 October 2013 - 4:19pm
Hope for a bike boost in Belfast as Giro d’Italia 2014 route announced
The McClelland family at the 'Titanic' starting point in Belfast
It is the first time this prestigious international event is being held outside continental Europe. The Giro d'Italia 2014 will travel from Belfast to Trieste in 21 stages and route details have just been announced.
2 October 2013 - 4:49pm
Where do drivers have the most penalty points?
CTC's map shows the proportion of drivers who have points
Figures from CTC, the national cycling charity, obtained from Government data, show which locations in the country have the highest concentration of drivers with penalty points.
25 September 2013 - 10:38am
Scot Free: Justice system in Edinburgh fails cyclists as McCourt appeal refused
Family united in disbelief Aileen Brown, Ian Fyfe and Linda Hamilton.
CTC, the national cycling charity, is bitterly dismayed over today's decision of the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh to allow 49-year-old Gary McCourt, whose driving has killed two cyclists, back on the roads.
17 September 2013 - 12:04pm
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after £2300 raised for legal fees.
Alex Paxton is challenging an unfairly issued FPN
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton's challenge of the FPN he received a few weeks ago. Individual donors have given a total of £2669.50. Alex has submitted his request for a hearing in the Magistrates court to contest the FPN.
18 September 2014 - 11:48am
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.
26 June 2014 - 12:23pm
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.
6 June 2014 - 3:50pm
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.
19 December 2013 - 12:34pm
CTC launch iPhone 'Crash Kit' app
CTC's Crash Kit on iPhone
CTC, the national cycling charity, has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details if you are involved in a cycling incident. Crashes rarely happen, but CTC's new kit is there for you, just in case.
14 November 2013 - 12:01pm
CTC condemns rising cyclists' death toll in London.
CTC, the national cycling charity demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.
31 October 2013 - 9:57am
Scots MSPs support cycle safety as Minister keeps open 'presumed liability' debate
The Roadshare Campaign for presumed liability in Scotland
MSPs from the SNP and Conservative parties join Greens in calling for a positive debate on continental-style 'presumed liability' rules, which also revealed strong cross-party support for investment in cycling and improved cyclists' safety.
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.
11 October 2013 - 1:59pm
Longer, better driver training call supported by CTC
Learning to drive should include elements of cycle awareness
A report commissioned by Government into driver training has concluded that young people learning to drive should spend a maximum of 1 year undertaking the process, including 120 hours of practice. CTC supports the proposal, but suggests that cycle training be an integral part of learning to drive.
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.
30 August 2013 - 4:24pm
Satnav drivers sentenced following cyclists' deaths
A police officer reading out a statement from Anthony Hilson's family
This week, two drivers were sentenced for killing cyclists whilst distracted by their satnavs.
28 August 2013 - 1:06pm
Government announces sentencing guidelines review for certain driving offences
Norman Baker launching Government response to Get Britain Cycling report
Local Transport and Cycling Minister Norman Baker made the announcements today on a visit to Cambridge.
22 August 2013 - 10:06am
Tragic case of schoolboy doesn't show need for mandatory helmets
Unhelmeted cyclists in Cambridge
The story in many newspapers and other media of a 16-year-old, Ryan Smith, who is in a coma after being hit by a van, is tragic, but doesn't mean we should immediately adopt a policy of making helmets compulsory.
14 August 2013 - 9:28am
McCourt hearing Prosecutor tells Court in Edinburgh his sentence was 'unduly lenient'
Gary McCourt leaving the court ( photo  CTC )
The sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist was "unduly lenient", a court has been told. Prosecutors are appealing the sentence of Gary McCourt, who was found guilty in April of causing the death of Audrey Fyfe by driving carelessly.
30 July 2013 - 11:40am
Cycle use up 8% in 2012 – average Briton travels 53 miles per year
Cycle use has increased markedly in the last 2 years, according to the DfT
New figures from the Department for Transport show that for the second year in a row, cycle use appears to have increased sharply.
29 July 2013 - 2:17pm
'Nice Way Code' launched to build better relations on the roads
The Nice Way Code is a reimagining of the Highway Code
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP has launched the Nice Way Code campaign to try and improve relations between all road users.

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