‘Cycling and the Justice System’

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group is conducting an inquiry called ‘Cycling and the Justice System’. The select committee styled enquiry will will seek the views and experiences of cycling organisations, Government departments and ministers, individuals and members of the general public on whether the current judicial system is serving all cyclists. They will address four issues:

  • Road users and victims
  • Enforcement and investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Driver awareness and civil justice

and are seeking evidence from cyclists, particularly those who have been involved in road traffic incidents, or friends and families who have sought justice in their absence. The deadline for submitting evidence is 16th January 2017 but there will also be oral evidence sessions in January and February 2017.

Full details of the questions they will address are on their website at https://allpartycycling.org/inquiries/justice/

Camcycle will be submitting a response but please submit your own if you have views on how police enforce (or not) traffic law and speed limits, respond to collisions, distinguish between 'careless' and 'dangerous' driving and other aspects of cycling and the justice system. Cyclescape thread 2913 [https://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/2913] already has a response from one of our members and there's also an article and some discussion at http://road.cc/content/news/214803-justice-cyclists-inquiry-seeks-evidence-cyclists