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Shapps vows to create ‘death by dangerous cycling law’

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has promised to create a ‘Dangerous Cycling Death’ Act that would treat fatal cyclists the same way as motorists.

Announcing the plans in the Mail+, Mr Shapps said the law was needed to “teach cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with a lack of care”.

The move closes a loophole in the law that means cyclists who kill pedestrians can only be jailed for two years.

Relatives of victims have waited too long for this uncomplicated measureGrant Shapps

It comes four years after the government held a consultation on proposals for new offenses for causing death or serious injury while cycling.

Mr Shapps wrote in the Mail+ that a “selfish minority” of cyclists believe they are “immune” to red lights.

“We need cycling equivalent to death by dangerous driving to fill a loophole in the law and inculcate in cyclists the true harm they can cause when speed is combined with a lack of care,” he said.

“For example, traffic lights are there to regulate all traffic.

“But a selfish minority of cyclists seem to think they’re somehow immune to red lights.

“We must take action against this disregard for road safety. Relatives of victims have waited too long for this uncomplicated measure.”

Under Mr Shapps’ proposal, the new law would be added to the Transport Bill due to be tabled in Parliament in the autumn.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/shapps-vows-to-create-death-by-dangerous-cycling-law-41893378.html Shapps vows to create ‘death by dangerous cycling law’

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