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28 November 2013 - 12:33pm
Police should tackle real danger, not fine cyclists just to meet targets
Police officers stop cyclist (photo by Manic Street Preacher, CC licence)
CTC has condemned a Metropolitan Police memo setting police officers a target to fine 40 cyclists in 4 months, or 10 per month.
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.
15 November 2013 - 11:53am
Hold hauliers to account over cyclist fatalities, says CTC
CTC has today written to urge the Transport Minister to adopt a dramatic new approach over cyclist fatalities that involve HGVs. It's cost-free and needs no legislation, but will put vulnerable road users at the front of the minds of those running the haulage industry.
14 November 2013 - 12:08pm
CTC condemns rising toll of cyclists' deaths in London
A 'ghost bike' at the Bow Roundabout: photo by Diamond Geezer (Creative Commons)
CTC demands action on cyclists’ safety in London after a fifth cyclist is killed in ten days on the capital’s roads.
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.
7 November 2013 - 4:50pm
Injuries to cyclists 12% higher than similar period last year
Both casualties and use have risen sharply
The numbers of cyclists injured in spring has risen to an estimated 4,990, some 12% higher than a similar estimate made last year. Taking the last 4 quarters against the previous 4 quarters, however, it is estimated that there has been no substantial change in cycle casualties.
31 October 2013 - 10:57am
Road Justice reveals which police forces are committed to road safety for cyclists
The map shows police responses to the Road Justice report
The Road Justice campaign, led by CTC and sponsored by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, has published a map showing which police forces are committed to improving road safety for cyclists.
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.
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.
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.

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