The Government promised a full review of traffic offences and penalties in 2014 and yet this promise remains unfulfilled. The Government has focused on making minor amendments to the existing law but, whilst well-intentioned, we believe they are trying to fix a fundamentally flawed legal framework.
In August, the Government launched a consultation into new cycling offences. We want to use this opportunity to show how many people want a fundamental overhaul of road traffic offences so that just and safe outcomes are delivered.
What are we calling for?
We are calling for the Government to:
Simplify and improve the legal definitions of unsafe driving behaviour
Increase the use of driving disqualifications and close the “exceptional hardship” loophole
Increase the current six month maximum prison sentence for failing to stop
Find out more about these issues and why your support is so important here.
We want you to help us raise the volume of this campaign. We need the Government to hear, loud and clear, that our legal system needs an overhaul to deliver just and safe outcomes. Support our campaign with the below actions.
Write to your local MP using our easy to use template.
Respond to the Government’s cycling offences consultation. Tell the Government why you believe a broader review of road traffic offences is a necessity, highlighting our three key calls to government.
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Learn more about Brake's support services for road crash victims
Brake is working alongside Cycling UK and RoadPeace on this campaign. Watch Cycling UK’s video, explaining why ‘road crime is real crime’ here.
- Read Brake's press release on the launch of the cycling offences consultation