Road Justice Update – 10 April 2014

One of our members, a recent victim of road injustice, has been in touch to let us know the police have decided to prosecute the driver (who broke her face, jaw and teeth last September) for dirving without due care and attention. The trial is set for 1 July. She said “I am pleased that after refusing to take a…

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Road Justice Progress Update – March 2014

  Bristol Cycling Campaign representatives have had two further meetings with the police, to which the Council have also been invited, and have visited the police’s Collisions Investigations Unit in Weston-super-Mare.  The police officers concerned have accepted that their practices and procedures need to be improved to deliver a consistently good service to cyclists who have been involved in…

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December 2013 meeting with Chief Constable

A group from Bristol Cycling Campaign met the new Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset, Nick Gargan, appointed earlier in the year by the Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens. Also present were Rhia Weston, who runs the CTC’s Road Justice campaign (www.roadjustice.org.uk) and Superintendent Matt Ayres, in charge of Traffic Management and head of the collisions investigations department….

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London Evening Standard Investigation

40 cyclists killed, 4 drivers jailed: exclusive investigation reveals only one in 10 drivers are jailed after being involved in cyclist death From the London Evening Standard 2 Jan 2014:   Road victim: no prosecutions will follow the cycle death of Katharine Giles inset. Main picture, police observe London cyclists   Ross Lydall, Chief News Correspondent Published: 02 January 2014…

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No Road Justice on Gloucester Road

The Police Response to Incidents Involving Cyclists on Bristol’s Gloucester Road Rob Harding (BCyC member) Mid-morning traffic on Gloucester Road, Bristol Early this year I was surprised to see in a local freesheet that a Bishopston Councillor had called for the police to make cracking down on cycling on the pavement one of their top priorities. Whilst an occasional nuisance,…

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