GB cyclist Simon Richardson: Crash driver Adams jailed – BBC News

Posted August 30th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, bicycles, dangerous driving, disabled persons, news, sentencing by tracey

“A drunk driver who ploughed into and critically injured a Paralympic champion cyclist who was out training for the 2012 Games has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 30th August 2012

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Cyclist’s family fail in bid for new inquest into TV producer’s death – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2011 in accidents, appeals, bicycles, inquests, news by sally

“The sister of a TV producer who was crushed by an HGV while cycling through west London has spoken of her dismay after failing in a high court attempt to secure a fresh inquest into her sister’s death. Eilidh Cairns, 30, was cycling in morning rush-hour traffic on 5 February 2009 when a tipper truck knocked her from her bike at Notting Hill Gate. An experienced cyclist, she is believed to have been in front of the lorry and hit from behind in the incident.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2011

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Why wearing a helmet could affect your legal status – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2011 in bicycles, news, personal injuries by tracey

“The decision not to wear a helmet can have legal consequences for cyclists who suffer head injuries and sue for compensation.”

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The Guardian, 8th September 2011

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Government plans to relax cycling by-laws – The Independent

Posted May 31st, 2011 in bicycles, byelaws, news by sally

“Hundreds of miles of cycle routes could be created across England following a move to make it easier for councils to scrap outdated local laws.”

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The Independent, 29th May 2011

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Death by dangerous cycling law gets government support – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2011 in bicycles, news, road traffic offences by sally

“The government is looking at introducing a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling following concerns that there is no suitable legislation to deal with riders who are involved in incidents such as hitting pedestrians on pavements.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

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Commons to hear of Buckingham girl killed by cyclist – BBC News

Posted March 22nd, 2011 in bicycles, bills, fines, homicide, news by sally

“The parents of a Buckingham girl who was killed by a cyclist will be in the House of Commons later as their fight to change the law continues.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

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Court rejects challenge to cycle hire station – The Independent

Posted July 12th, 2010 in bicycles, judicial review, London, news, planning, transport by sally

“The High Court today rejected a bid to bring a legal challenge over London Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2010

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Cyclist jailed for pavement death – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2009 in bicycles, news, sentencing, wanton and furious driving by sally

“A cyclist who knocked down an 84-year-old pedestrian who later died has been jailed for seven months.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2009

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London mayor Boris Johnson wants legal left turn for cyclists at red lights – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2009 in bicycles, news, road traffic by sally

“Cyclists in London will be able to legally run red traffic lights if plans by Boris Johnson, the capital’s mayor and a keen cyclist, get the go-ahead from the government.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2009

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Outrage at ruling on helmets for cyclists – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2009 in bicycles, news, road safety by sally

“Britain’s cyclists reacted in uproar yesterday to a High Court ruling that they can be blamed for their injuries if they don’t wear a helmet – even if the accident itself was caused by someone else.”

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The Independent, 16th March 2009

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Family of teenager killed by cyclist call for change in law – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 9th, 2008 in bicycles, fines, news by sally

“The family of a teenager killed by a speeding cyclist have called for a change in the law after he walked free from court with just a ‘laughable’ fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

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Cyclists get new right to turn ‘wrong’ in one-way street – The Times

Posted June 4th, 2008 in bicycles, news, road traffic by sally

“A traffic-dodging dash the wrong way up a one-way street may be the tempting risk for many a frustrated cyclist. But it will no longer be against the law under an experiment designed to encourage more people to switch from four wheels to two.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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