Commissioner meets with road safety campaigners

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Tony Lloyd with campaigners from the CTC Road Justice campaign

Tony met with campaigners from CTC, the national cycling charity today, who handed him their Road Justice campaign report.

The report looks at the role of roads policing in keeping cyclists safe and ensuring irresponsible drivers are brought to justice. It’s the first of three reports that will also look at the role of prosecutors and the courts in making our roads safe.

“This report highlights a very real issue of safety on our roads. Road users often get a bad name because of a minority who have no regard for the law and their fellow drivers or cyclists. The reality is that we all have a role to play to make our roads safer, whether we are behind the wheel, on a bicycle or responsible for enforcing traffic laws, and we all need to work together if we are to truly address this issue.”

You can read the report on the CTC website.

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Andrew Sayers

After reading the CTC report it would be great to hear from the Police & Crime Commissioner on how GM Police will promote road safety.
Even a mention of enforcing Advanced Stop Lines at traffic lights (as recent Metropolitan Police campaign) would be a sign…

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Hi Andrew, Greater Manchester Police and the fire service launched their annual drink driving campaign yesterday, which Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Jim Battle went along to support. More details here https://www.gmpcc.org.uk/news/drivers-urged-to-have-none-for-the-road/
Jim also joined police on a road safety operation earlier this week in Manchester city centre, aimed at educating road users and improving cycle safety.
More info on GMP’s website on enforcing advanced stop lines – http://www.gmp.police.uk/content/section.html?readform&s=C88FA84B7A67E59380257A5B004C3E48
We’re also working with GMP on further activity to make our roads safer for all.
Thanks

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