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IPHONE ‘CRASH KIT’ app launched by Cycling Charity

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CTC, the national cycling charity has launched an iPhone app to make it simpler to record vital details in the rare instance you are involved in a cycling incident. The charity is keen to point out that the risk of cycling remains relatively unchanged over the last ten years*.

In the event of an incident the CTC Crash Kit app will help you to be prepared for any legal action. The app allows you to record all necessary information about the incident, including: witness contact details; third party contact and vehicle details; weather conditions; photos of the scene; equipment damage; injury details; and the time, date and location via GPS.

You can then send the report directly to CTC’s solicitors Slater & Gordon Lawyers. The app is free to download and can also be used to record incidents you have witnessed but were not involved in.

Paul Kitson, claimant personal injury specialist at Slater & Gordon Lawyers, said “The crash kit is a valuable tool for a cyclist who has been involved in a crash. It captures key information and will minimise the risk of essential evidence getting lost.”

The app has been developed in conjunction with CTC’s Road Justice campaign, which aims to  make the roads safer by urging the justice system to take a tougher approach to bad driving. CTC  is campaigning for improvements to roads policing including thorough investigations of all road traffic collisions involving injury and death; better charging and prosecution decisions; and sentences that reflect the severity of an offence and discourage bad driving.

The app has already been reviewed by the New Law Journal which said this type of reporting    system will provide solicitors with “fresher and more structured information than may otherwise  be the case.” This will, in turn, assist cyclists in getting access to compensation and justice if they  are able to provide robust and accurate evidence.
Stories of cycling collisions and near misses can be reported on the campaign website (at  www.roadjustice.org.uk/report). With the permission of the reporter, these stories may be used in  future campaign publications to exemplify the shortcomings of the justice system’s response to  bad driving. 
 
  *https://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/files/file_Public/1312_ctc_risks-statistics_rpt.xls

 

Contact Information: 

Contact CTC Senior Media Officer Laura Raymond 07960 349405

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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Gordon Seabright
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541
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