Friday 5 August 2022 06:58 PM Grant Shapps vows to create new 'death by dangerous cycling' law trends now

Friday 5 August 2022 06:58 PM Grant Shapps vows to create new 'death by dangerous cycling' law trends now
Friday 5 August 2022 06:58 PM Grant Shapps vows to create new 'death by dangerous cycling' law trends now

Friday 5 August 2022 06:58 PM Grant Shapps vows to create new 'death by dangerous cycling' law trends now

Grant Shapps launches crackdown on killer cyclists: Transport Secretary vows to create new 'death by dangerous cycling' law The Transport Secretary has said he wants to properly punish dangerous cyclists Grant Shapps has slammed a 'selfish minority' of aggressive UK road riders  The measures will come to Parliament in the Transport Bill this autumn Read the full story on Mail+ here

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Killer cyclists will be prosecuted in a similar way to motorists under a crackdown proposed today by Grant Shapps.

Writing for The Mail+, the Transport Secretary says he wants to close an ‘archaic’ legal loophole which means reckless cyclists who kill pedestrians can only be jailed for a maximum of two years.

He hits out at ‘a selfish minority’ of aggressive riders and says the overhaul is needed to ‘impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care’. Under his proposal, a new law of causing death by dangerous cycling would be included in the Transport Bill, due before Parliament in the autumn.

Grieving relatives of victims of killer cyclists have ‘waited too long for this straightforward measure’, he writes.

Read the full story on Mail+ here

Grant Shapps says he wants to close an ‘archaic’ legal loophole which means reckless cyclists who kill pedestrians can only be jailed for a maximum of two years

Grant Shapps says he wants to close an ‘archaic’ legal loophole which means reckless cyclists who kill pedestrians can only be jailed for a maximum of two years

He hits out at ‘a selfish minority’ of aggressive riders and says the overhaul is needed to ‘impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care’

He hits out at ‘a selfish minority’ of aggressive riders

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