DfT Minister, Jesse Norman - New plans to update road safety laws to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

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Dept for Transport and Jesse Norman MP Sunday 7am 12 Aug 2018 launched a consultation to look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists. The Department for Transport has begun a 12-week consultation on plans to update existing road safety laws to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

The new consultation, open for 12 weeks from today (12 August 2018), will look at whether a new offence equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for dangerous cyclists.

Department for Transport plans to bring road safety legislation up-to-date to protect vulnerable road users. Proposals include clamping down on dangerous cyclists, following a campaign earlier this year to clamp down on dangerous drivers. It also includes setting national guidance for cycling and walking infrastructure plans, forming part of a government drive to encourage more people to take to two wheels or two feet to get around.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman,

In recent weeks we have announced a range of measures designed to protect vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. These include new measures to combat close passing, training for driving instructors, better collision investigation and £100 million in new investment through the Safer Roads Fund. Now we are taking further steps. These include a consultation on new cycling offences, further work on national guidance on cycling and walking infrastructure, and improvements to the Highway Code. All these measures are designed to support the continued growth of cycling and walking, with all the benefits they bring to our communities, economy, environment and society.

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