High Court rejects appeal by cyclist over dismissal of claim following pothole accident – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 6th, 2019 in appeals, bicycles, local government, news, personal injuries, roads by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a claim against a highways authority brought by a cyclist who was injured after she hit a pothole near a roundabout.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th Mach 2019

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Carol Boardman death driver jailed for 30 weeks – The Guardian

‘A driver who fatally ran over the mother of the Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has been jailed for 30 weeks.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport – The Guardian

‘Jess Varnish, the former Great Britain track cyclist, has lost her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport which had threatened to overhaul funding for Olympic athletes.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2019

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Singer who toured with Little Mix jailed after killing cyclist in road crash – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2018 in bicycles, careless driving, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A singer who toured with Little Mix has been jailed after she killed a cyclist in a road crash when she failed to stop at a roundabout.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2018

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Road rage driver Darren Hefferman jailed for cyclist punch – BBC News

‘A road rage motorist who punched a cyclist into oncoming traffic has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2018

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Transport for London appeals High Court ruling on cycle superhighway – Local Government Lawyer

‘Transport for London has applied for permission to appeal a High Court ruling that its decision to go ahead with the installation of a cycle super highway (CS11) at Swiss Cottage had been taken while omitting a relevant consideration.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2018

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Highway Code to promote ‘Dutch reach’ to protect cyclists – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2018 in accidents, bicycles, news, road traffic by sally

‘Measures to protect cyclists are to be introduced in the Highway Code, including a new recommendation on how to get out of a vehicle without “dooring” a passing rider.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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‘Death by dangerous cycling’ law considered – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in bicycles, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of “death by dangerous cycling” or “death by careless cycling”, under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2018

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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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