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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.
10 May 2013 - 9:19am
Demand a proper sentence for driver who killed twice
Audrey Fyfe and her daughter Aileen Brown
CTC has joined with the family of Audrey Fyfe to challenge the scandalous sentence handed down to Gary McCourt on 3 May. McCourt was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a five-year driving ban for causing death by careless driving
29 April 2013 - 3:00pm
Pedro Delgado joins battle against helmet compulsion in Spain
Delgado won the 1988 Tour de France (Photo: Numerius, Flickr)
1988 Tour de France champion Pedro Delgado has walked out of a meeting with María Segui, the director of the national traffic authority (DGT), in protest at the Government's plan to force cyclists in urban areas in Spain to wear helmets.
23 April 2013 - 3:26pm
Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin
Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
18 April 2013 - 8:47am
Cycle lawyers campaign for compensation changes
Cyclist on a road
Cycle Law Scotland, a firm that deals with cyclists' injury claims, has launched a Road Share campaign to change the law relating to compensation.
1 April 2013 - 7:39am
Helmets not required for Tour de France 2014 Grand Depart
Ordinary, everyday, helmet-free riding that this change hopes to inspire
CTC can reveal that the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart – to be held for the first time in Yorkshire – will allow competitors to take part in the first two stages without helmets, if they so wish.
21 March 2013 - 2:29pm
Put cycling on the National Curriculum
Providing Bikeability cycle training is crucial to create a cycling culture
Although cycling is the third most popular activity amongst children and a crucial life skill, only half of all children have access to good quality Bikeability cycle training. CTC members have urging that all schools provide cycle training as part of the National Curriculum.
18 March 2013 - 10:10am
What cyclists want drivers to know: road safety campaign tells all
What Matters Most Poster
CTC has welcomed a new publicity campaign from Road Safety GB Mercia (Midlands area) because of its refreshing emphasis on educating drivers about cyclists' needs, concerns and safety.
5 March 2013 - 11:23am
Spanish traffic authority proposes compulsory helmets and other anti-cycling measures
Hire bikes - without helmets - have become very popular in Spain
The national traffic authority for Spain has revealed a highly alarming range of proposals that seem designed to get cyclists off the roads. The following is a translation from Spanish campaign group ConBici's account.
28 February 2013 - 11:09am
Taxis in Belfast bus lanes will endanger cyclists, say campaigners
Protesters gathered to object to allowing more taxis into bus lanes
CTC's Tom McClelland and Barry Flood joined other cycle campaigners in protesting against allowing taxis into bus lanes in Belfast.
4 February 2013 - 3:41pm
Police and Crime Commissioners should prioritise road safety
Write to your PCC asking them to prioritise road safety
Join CTC in writing to your Police and Crime Commissioner asking them to prioritise road safety.
1 February 2013 - 12:44pm
No to higher lorry speeds
HGV on a narrow rural lane
CTC has voiced its opposition to Government proposals to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles on rural single-carriageway roads, saying this would worsen cycle safety on rural lanes.
25 January 2013 - 10:39am
Second 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry session deals with cycle safety
20 mph is one of the easiest ways to improve safety for all road users
After discussing the strategy for cycling in the first week, the second session of the Parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry, on the 30th January, was a more detailed examination of cycle safety issues.
20 December 2012 - 3:55pm
Minister backs talks to improve traffic justice
Old Bailey - Scales of Justice
CTC has welcomed a commitment from Helen Grant MP, the Minister for Courts and Victims, to support discussions on how to improve the legal system's response to road traffic offences.
17 December 2012 - 2:49pm
Lorry driver in Mary Bowers case receives ‘insulting’ £2,700 fine for careless driving
Launch of The Times Cities fit for Cycling campaign
Lorry driver Petre Beiu, a Romanian national, was acquitted of the dangerous driving charge he received after hitting Mary Bowers as she commuted to work in November 2011. He was found guilty of the lesser charge of careless driving, for which he received a £2,700 fine and an 8 month driving ban.

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