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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.
30 August 2013 - 3:24pm
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 - 12:06pm
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 - 9:06am
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 - 8:28am
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 - 10:40am
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 - 1:17pm
'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.
25 July 2013 - 11:54am
Driver who killed Anthony Hilson convicted of causing his death by dangerous driving
The road where cyclist Anthony Hilson was killed
The driver who killed cyclist Anthony Hilson in September 2012, when she took her eyes off the road, has been convicted of causing his death by dangerous driving.
16 July 2013 - 1:23pm
Government roads strategy promises to 'cycleproof' major roads
The new A3 at Hindhead has greatly improved cycling conditions
CTC has welcomed the announcement to 'cycleproof' the major road network, which comes just two weeks after two cyclists were killed on the A30 in Cornwall.
15 July 2013 - 12:02pm
Cycling road crash victims and campaigners visit over 30 Police and Crime Commissioners to call for 'Road Justice'
West Midlands PCC Bob Jones meets CTC Campaigner Paul Middleton
Today, (July 11th ) campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes are meeting with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC, the national cycling charity’s Road Justice report.
10 July 2013 - 2:15pm
Over 30 CTC campaigners meet Police and Crime Commissioners calling for 'Road Justice'
CTC's Chief Exec Gordon Seabright with Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson
On July 11th CTC campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes met with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales to hand in CTC’s first Road Justice report today.
4 July 2013 - 1:34pm
Over half of Britons think roads are too dangerous, and only 33% ride a bike
Only a small proportion of people ever ride a bike
Statistics published from the 2012 British Social Attitudes survey show that the public is very concerned about cycle safety, and only a third ever ride a bike.
27 June 2013 - 8:14am
Risk of cycling still rising amid slashed policing and inadequate investment
Which way for cycling policy? Investment is falling and risk is rising
Figures released today show that although cycle use has risen slightly, the increase in serious cycle injuries has been greater, meaning that the overall risk of cycling is rising. CTC is calling on the Government to respond to the Get Britain Cycling report with adequate investment.
26 June 2013 - 8:17am
Appeal against the sentence of a motorist convicted of killing a cyclist will be heard in August
Prosecutors challenging the five-year driving ban imposed on Gary McCourt on the grounds that the sentence was ''unduly lenient'' have announced that the appeal will take place on August 13th. The right to appeal was granted on 31 May following a campaign launched by CTC and Audrey Fyfe's family.
7 June 2013 - 10:50am
London takes a step towards risk-based approach to road safety
TfL's new Road Safety Action Plan has been published
A new road safety plan for the next 7 years has been launched for London. CTC was critical of earlier drafts for failing to include the means to measure the risks of cycling, rather than simply the number of people seriously injured or killed.
5 June 2013 - 3:00pm
Careless driving fixed penalty welcomed
More traffic police are needed to make best use of the new FPN
CTC welcomes the fixed penalty notice for careless driving and the associated 50% increase in all motoring fixed penalties to £100, but urges that dangerous driving still needs to be dealt with by the courts.
4 June 2013 - 1:30pm
CTC launches Road Justice campaign
CTC's Road Justice campaign
CTC has launched its Road Justice Campaign, which will take to task the police, the prosecution services and the judiciary over the way they treat bad driving and bad drivers.
31 May 2013 - 10:55am
CTC welcomes decision to appeal sentence for Audrey Fyfe's killer driver
Audrey Fyfe
CTC and the family of cyclist Audrey Fyfe have welcomed the decision by the Crown Counsel in Edinburgh to refer Gary McCourt’s sentence for appeal, following a campaign by CTC and other organisations’ supporters.
24 May 2013 - 9:15am
The AA and BSM launch cycle awareness module for all driving instructors
BSM learner vehicle next to a cyclists in Cambridge
CTC has welcomed the announcement by the AA and BSM that they will roll out a cycle awareness module to its driving instructors. The absence of cycle training for teenagers and the poor understanding of needs and rights of cyclists by some of the population has lead to aggressive behaviour.
14 May 2013 - 11:09am
Minor win for cyclists as prosecution guidance shifts
The driver of this car was charged with 'careless driving'
In early May 2013 new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service on prosecuting acts of bad driving was published. It includes a potentially important addition in determining what should be charged as 'dangerous' rather than 'careless' driving.

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