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Death by dangerous cycling law gets government support – The Guardian

“The government is looking at introducing a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling following concerns that there is no suitable legislation to deal with riders who are involved in incidents such as hitting pedestrians on pavements.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Commons to hear of Buckingham girl killed by cyclist – BBC News

“The parents of a Buckingham girl who was killed by a cyclist will be in the House of Commons later as their fight to change the law continues.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court rejects challenge to cycle hire station – The Independent

“The High Court today rejected a bid to bring a legal challenge over London Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme.”

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The Independent, 12th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cyclist jailed for pavement death – BBC News

“A cyclist who knocked down an 84-year-old pedestrian who later died has been jailed for seven months.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

London mayor Boris Johnson wants legal left turn for cyclists at red lights – The Guardian

“Cyclists in London will be able to legally run red traffic lights if plans by Boris Johnson, the capital’s mayor and a keen cyclist, get the go-ahead from the government.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Outrage at ruling on helmets for cyclists – The Independent

“Britain’s cyclists reacted in uproar yesterday to a High Court ruling that they can be blamed for their injuries if they don’t wear a helmet – even if the accident itself was caused by someone else.”

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The Independent, 16th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Family of teenager killed by cyclist call for change in law – Daily Telegraph

“The family of a teenager killed by a speeding cyclist have called for a change in the law after he walked free from court with just a ‘laughable’ fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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