The health and safety of British cyclists is being failed by the justice system, an inquiry held by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) has found.
The APPCG published the findings from its inquiry into ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ yesterday – concluding that the next government must urgently address the issue of drivers who escape penalty after causing serious injury or death to other road users.
By law, 12 points on a driver’s licence should mean that they are banned from driving, but a plea of ‘exceptional hardship’ as a result of losing their licence has meant that thousands continue to drive after magistrates clear them to do so.
Cycling accidents and injuries are increasing common in the UK and can vary in their cause and severity.
At Hilary Meredith Solicitors, we have long campaigned to make our roads safer and support any initiative which helps to do so – for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.