Four years ago, the Westminster Government recognised that our road traffic laws weren’t working and promised a full review of traffic offences and penalties. Following this announcement, not much has happened, but an estimated 1,800 pedestrians have died on our roads since 2014, with 99.4% of pedestrian deaths on Britain’s roads involving a motor vehicle.
Now, instead of the full review, the Government has announced they will look just at cycling offences!
Cycling UK sees this limited review as a wasted opportunity to look at the bigger problems with road traffic laws, and the way the justice system deals with irresponsible, careless and dangerous behaviour by all road users.
That’s why Cycling UK says the Government must widen their review, and especially take action to:
- Simplify and improve the legal definitions of unsafe driving behaviour
- Increase the use of driving disqualifications, closing the “exceptional hardship” loophole
Cycle Seahaven invites its members to examine this Campaign and, if in agreement, support it by taking the action suggested. It will only take two minutes of your time and could, in the long run, save someone’s life, maybe yours. You don’t have to be a CyclingUK member to take this important action.
Full details can be found HERE