Cycling: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative

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.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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.

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