Policing the Police – enforcing safer cycling
Campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes met with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales in July to hand over the first of a series of CTC Road Justice reports. Road Justice: the role of the police examines how cyclists have been failed by the current system with inadequate police investigation following collisions and little or no support. PCCs elected across England and Wales in November 2012 have a responsibility for road safety. A delegation of cyclists met Greater Manchester’s PCC Tony Lloyd at his Swinton HQ on 17 July. Grahame Cooper, seen above handing over a copy of the report said,
“Tony Lloyd was very receptive, he said all the right things about the relative risks of driving and cycling and the imbalance between motor vehicles and vulnerable road users. Rob (Raikes)arrived on his Brompton and had a good chat. Tony says he’s thinking of getting a Brompton himself.”
The launch of the report follows recently released figures from the Department for Transport showing cycle serious injuries and deaths are up 5% in 2012 against the previous year whilst overall roads policing has been cut by 29% over the last decade. The next two reports will focus on charging and prosecution followed by courts and sentencing.
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For more information about the CTC Road Justice Campaign visit www.roadjustice.org.uk.