Department for Transport Consultation on New Cycling Offences

Between August and November 2018, the Department for Transport held a consultation on New Cycling Offences: Causing Death or Serious Injury When Cycling. The consultation documents and proposals are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-cycling-offences-causing-death-or-serious-injury-when-cycling Whilst PACTS broadly supports the proposals to introduce new offences, we have a reservations and caveats. In particular: Overall, we support the legislation because no alternative is proposed. However, rather than creating legislation specifically targeted at cyclists, we would […]

House of Commons: Cycle Safety Debate

25th June Cycle Safety (Buses) Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr. Foster.) 7.26 pm Chris Heaton-Harris (Daventry) (Con): It is a pleasure, Mr Speaker, to get lucky and get this Adjournment debate tonight. I am glad to have been given the opportunity to hold this debate, as it raises an important and emotional topic not only for some of my constituents but for far too many families affected […]

PACTS calls for London Cycling Safety Summit

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has written to the Mayor of London calling on him to convene an urgent Cycling Safety Summit in response to the recent spate of cyclist deaths on London’s roads. (see letter attached) Five cyclists have died in the past nine days in London. This brings the total number of cyclist deaths in London this year to 13, most of them in collisions […]