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  1. HSE guide to doing nothing about road safety

    driving offence seven weeks later, again in the course of his employment with Frys. Once Palmer ... about two cyclists’ work-related deaths (caused by somebody driving in the course of their employment) ... of their employees and other road users. The company and those controlling it overlooking various safety issues ...

    DuncanDollimore - 15 Nov 2018 - 12:15 - 4 comments

  2. People don't like cyclists- says impartial Magistrate!

    By the time De Carne attended court he had already undertaken a cycling training course. He pleaded guilty ... In their training, Magistrates are constantly instructed that they must disqualify themselves from dealing with any ... can rely on prejudice and teach that behaviour to others? This week's lesson from a London ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 16:23

  3. HGV operator loses licence after cyclists' deaths

    to trade and operate for over two years before the regulator was effectively able to protect other road ... decided to take no further action the DVSA commenced their investigation, leading to yesterday's ... the response of the HSE and the police to our correspondence highlighting other cases where employers ...

    DuncanDollimore - 4 Jul 2017 - 16:12 - 1 comment

  4. Distracted message on driver mobile phone use

    traffic enforcement. We outlined the available evidence regarding driver re-training courses. Put bluntly, ... by catching fewer offenders, sending them for retraining, disqualifying fewer drivers and ignoring other ... a phone at the wheel avoid penalty points and a fine by attending a retraining course instead. Once you ...

    DuncanDollimore - 3 Jul 2017 - 14:25

  5. ‘Policy’ prevents prosecution of Frys for charity cyclists’ deaths

    when, again in the course of his employment, he drove into the rear of another vehicle.  Palmer worked ... and Cornwall and the HSE regarding their failure to prosecute, referring to other cases which are difficult ... in the course of a driver's employment is still unknown. The HSE confirmed that in January ...

    DuncanDollimore - 4 Jul 2017 - 14:50 - 3 comments

  6. Government’s motoring offences review falls short of what’s needed to truly tackle driving standards

    penalty points by attending a re-training course. He dodged a driving ban by pleading 'exceptional ... intervention, review is promised "in due course". September 2015 – Cycling UK briefed MPs raising questions ...

    SamJones - 19 May 2017 - 11:53

  7. CTC win! Victims of road crime gain equal rights

    Historically, victims of road crime have been treated differently to other victims. The ' Code of Practice ... any response from the police.  3. The Code has been extended to other prosecuting organisations, including the ... Health and Safety Executive. This is crucially important for victims injured by drivers in the course ...

    DuncanDollimore - 4 Jul 2017 - 14:00 - 1 comment

  8. Distracted texting drivers must be targeted say the AA and Cycling UK

    and sentencing review. The leading motoring and cycling charities, the AA and Cycling UK, have joined forces ... patrols than anyone else. It also provides driver training through the AA Driving School; British School ... (20%) claim to see other drivers on hand-held mobiles on every journey they make, with a further fifth ...

    david.murray - 19 May 2017 - 11:53

  9. Magistrates allowed texting driver to keep his licence- and Lee lost his life

    was more important, Gard's need to drive or the safety of other road users? Too busy texting to see ... Police confirmed that Gard had not been aware of the cyclist in front of him, or indeed any of the other ... was the leopard with no interest in changing his spots. Twice he had been sent on driver awareness courses ...

    DuncanDollimore - 15 Nov 2018 - 12:15 - 7 comments

  10. Consultation on motoring offences review to start before Christmas

    serious offences involving injury or death to other road users. We have long campaigned for a review ... comments on this and other issues, such as failure to stop in cases involving collisions where injuries ... are caused, appeared to be taken on board. There may therefore be opportunities to raise these and other ...

    DuncanDollimore - 15 Nov 2018 - 12:11

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