Coroner’s concern over ‘fixie’ bikes after Italian aristocrat killed falling under truck on cycle without brakes – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2018 in accidents, bicycles, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘A coroner has raised concerns about fixed-gear bikes with no front brakes, as she heard how an Italian aristocrat died after falling under the wheels of a truck.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2018

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Dangerous cycling law review after death crash – BBC News

‘The government is launching a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2017

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Charlie Alliston: Cyclist detained over pedestrian death – BBC News

‘A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Driver who ploughed into cyclists after spraying them with windscreen wash is jailed – The Independent

Posted September 14th, 2017 in bicycles, dangerous driving, disqualification, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A road-rage driver has been jailed after being found guilty of deliberately swerving into a group of cyclists – including two children.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2017

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Cyclist Charlie Alliston guilty over pedestrian’s death – BBC News

‘A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London last year has been cleared of her manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

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Driver jailed for three years for ramming car into cyclist who confronted her for using mobile phone at the wheel – The Independent

‘A motorist who ploughed into a cyclist with her car after he challenged her for using a mobile phone while driving has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2017

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Police and courts fail cyclists over road safety, says cross-party inquiry – The Guardian

‘Policing and the justice system are too often failing cyclists, making the roads too dangerous for people to ride on them, and then not properly prosecuting or banning motorists who commit offences, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has warned.’

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The Guardian, 2nd May 2017

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Driver who threatened Jeremy Vine jailed as police say it should serve as a ‘warning’ to road rage drivers – Daily Telegraph

‘A driver who threatened BBC presenter Jeremy Vine has been jailed as police say it should serve as a “warning” to road rage drivers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2017

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Driver cleared over cyclist’s death after crowdfunded case – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2017 in bicycles, careless driving, news, private prosecutions by tracey

‘A woman accused of knocking down and killing a cyclist has been cleared of careless driving following a crowdfunded private prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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Road Traffic Liability: stick to your own side of the road … and that means cyclists too – Zenith PI Blog

Posted April 5th, 2017 in appeals, bicycles, negligence, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘One cold, dull January morning (at about 8am) C and a friend, R, were riding their bicycles on a single carriageway road. They were both overtaking a stationary line of traffic on their nearside. There was an area of the road which had flooded and C cycled onto the opposing carriageway in an attempt to avoid a large puddle. In doing so, he collided with D’s car travelling on the opposite side of road. R had managed to cycle through the puddle and avoided going onto the opposing carriageway.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 4th April 2017

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Actor who played The Omen’s Damien sentenced on Friday 13th for road rage – The Guardian

‘The actor who played Damien Thorn in the 1970s horror film The Omen punched two cyclists in a road-rage attack and has been given a suspended prison sentence – on Friday the 13th.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2017

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Motorists face £5,000 fine for driving too close to cyclists in road safety push – The Independent

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in bicycles, careless driving, fines, news by sally

‘On-the-spot fines of up to £5,000 could be handed out to careless motorists who drive too close to cyclists, under new government proposals.’

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The Independent, 2nd June 2016

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Cyclist handed fine after being spotted riding bike along M25 twice – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2016 in bicycles, fines, news, road traffic offences by tracey

‘A cyclist caught riding his bike the wrong way down the M25 in an attempt to reach Heathrow Airport “put his own life at risk,” police have said.’

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The Independent, 7th April 2016

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Police are ignoring law-breaking cyclists says traffic lawyer – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2016 in bicycles, fines, news, police, road traffic offences, statistics by sally

‘The police are turning a blind eye to law-breaking cyclists, traffic lawyer Nick Freeman – who calls himself Mr Loophole – has claimed after new statistics showed a sharp fall in the number of police penalties handed to cyclists.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2016

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London taxi drivers lose high court challenge to cycle superhighway – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2016 in bicycles, London, news, planning, roads, taxis by sally

‘Cabbies have lost a high court challenge that could have disrupted completion of London’s £47m flagship east-west cycle superhighway.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2016

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Martyn Uzzell A65 death: North Yorkshire County Council settles with widow – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2015 in bereavement, bicycles, compensation, inquests, local government, news, roads by sally

‘The widow of a cyclist who died after he hit a pothole on his bike has received a six-figure payout from a council.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2015

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Lorry driver jailed over charity cyclists’ deaths – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2014 in bicycles, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver who killed two cyclists taking part in a charity ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2014

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Cyclist who fled after hitting girl, nine, faces jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 27th, 2013 in bicycles, children, grievous bodily harm, news, wanton and furious driving by tracey

‘ A cyclist who left a nine-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries after knocking her down on a pedestrian crossing is facing jail. Philip Benwell, 38, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Leila Crofts by “wanton and furious” cycling under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2013

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Emma Way: Driver in #bloodycyclists Twitter storm convicted after knocking cyclist off bike – The Independent

“A 22-year-old woman who posted about ‘bloody cyclists’ on Twitter hours after knocking a cyclist off his bike has been convicted of failing to stop and failing to report an accident, but cleared of driving without due care and attention at Norfolk Magistrates Court today.”

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The Independent, 19th November 2013

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Mother jailed after knocking down cyclist as she fiddled with sat nav – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2013 in bicycles, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother-of-two who knocked down and killed a cyclist because she was distracted by her sat nav has been jailed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2013

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