The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group has today (Tuesday, 2nd May) published its report ‘Cycling and the Justice System’ which calls for the next Government in June to look again at the loophole which allows over 8,500 drivers with 12 points or more on their licences to escape a ban.
In a wide-ranging inquiry into the justice system, MPs and Peers from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) found concerns as to how the roads are policed and how the justice system responds to cases of injury and death to cyclists and other road users.
The group was particularly concerned to discover that sentences of disqualification from driving have collapsed by 62% in ten years, exceeding the drop in serious motoring offences recorded over the same period. Increasing numbers of people are being allowed to continue driving when they reach 12 points (when drivers are ordinarily required by law to be disqualified for at least six months) or more, by the courts.
To find out more download the press release and report below.