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Cycling: Accidents

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL12615, tabled on 7 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to ensure that deaths and injuries of pedestrians caused by cyclists are treated in the same way as those caused by motorised vehicles; and if so, what are those steps.

Answered on

15 January 2019

In August last year the Government consulted on proposals for new offences of causing death or serious injury while cycling. The consultation considered greater parity of sentencing between cyclists and drivers where people whose cycling behaviour results in harm to others.

The consultation closed on 5 November and responses are currently being analysed.