Boardman: Motorists should be held liable for collisions with cyclists

Chris Boardman calls for strict liability for drivers involved in crashes with cyclists and pedestrians to help protect vulnerable road users

(Photo: Luke Webber)

(Image credit: Luke Webber - British Cycling)

Chris Boardman is calling for better legal protection for cyclists and pedestrians, claiming that motorists should be liable for incidents involving vulnerable road users.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, in an interview published on May 19, the 1992 Olympic champion said that there should be a strict liability enforced to ensure that all road users are protected.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.