Road Safety – momentum building

I was cheered to read on the British Cycling website that the campaign to cause a review of the position taken by U.K. justice system to cycling accidents has succeeded.  This is the first step in changing the way the law is interpreted on cases involving injury or death of a cyclist.

As I’ve written before, the law does not currently enforce the correct attitude to injuries or death of cyclists by other road users.  British Cycling is seeking to correct this attitude by making the distinction between accidents (as they are currently termed) and incidents.  The connotations around ‘accident’ infer that no one is to blame whereas an incident will have a more serious and targeted blame element.

 

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