British Cycling’s call to get the government to review how the justice system operates when people are hurt or killed on the road moves one step closer today as MPs from all political parties came together to attend an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall.
The debate, tabled by Manchester MP Tony Lloyd will cover a range of issues concerning victims and the criminal justice system.
British Cycling launched a campaign to push the government to review the justice system in May and representatives from the sports governing body attended today’s debate.
British Cycling’s Director of Policy and Legal Affairs, Martin Gibbs, said: "This is an issue that concerns everyone who cycles, whether they are a world champion or someone who rides their bike to work occasionally.
"People need to feel that they are protected by the law. It is clear to us that the current justice system often delivers results which send the wrong message about the right of people to ride safely on the roads. We need to take action now to make the government take this issue seriously.”
British Cycling’s call for a review of the justice system is supported by a range of bodies including Cycling Weekly, CTC, Sustrans, the London Cycling Campaign, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, The Times, RoadPeace, Brake, Leigh Day & Co solicitors and the Road Danger Reduction Forum.
Watch the debate from 14:30 to 16:00 on Parliament TV and follow @britishcycling on Twitter for live updates on the key issues from a cycling perspective.