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Road Justice

Our work around policing, dangerous driving, liability and the legal system.

Police enforcement

We work to ensure policing and the justice system actively work to reduce road danger and make London a better, safer place to cycle and walk. We work with the Met on close passing operations, while campaigning to increase resources and focus around criminal driving, cycle theft, and we campaign alongside other organisations on national roads justice issues such as prosecution and sentencing of dangerous drivers.

Road justice

We  work to ensure those killed and injured on our roads see justice.

The 2022 updates to the Highway Code established the ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’, where those with the potential to cause the greatest degree of harm in a collision have the greatest responsibility to take care of other road users.

But we consider the changes should go further, and that the UK should adopt the ‘presumed liability’ approach that applies in most of Europe, which considers the less vulnerable road user to be liable for collisions unless they can establish that the other party was at fault.

Together with other organisations LCC shares the view that the entire system for investigating and prosecuting road incidents, judge and jury briefing, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) case approach, sentencing guidelines and the actual offences that motorists can commit, needs to be reviewed.

Close Passing

Being overtaken closely by fast or large vehicles can feel intimidating and be dangerous. In 2018 we launched our Stay Wider of the Rider Campaign to help combat the problem and have since worked with the Metropolitan Police to identify close pass hotspots and to run publicity and enforcement operations.

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