Bereaved families call on Scottish Parliament for civil law change to protect cyclists

- Change in the law would ensure motorists have to prove they were not at fault - Cycling organisations lobbying government to have liability placed on the driver

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A campaign has begun by the bereaved families of two cyclists killed on Scottish roads for the government to make a change to civil law that would mean motorists would need to prove they were not at fault in incidents with cyclists.

The system, which operates in all but five member states of the European Union, provides for a presumption of liability on a motorist involved in a collision with a more vulnerable road user such as a cyclist, unless the latter can be shown to have been at fault.

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