Opinion: The government has its priorities wrong on the dangers on our roads

Dangerous driving, not dangerous cycling, is the more pressing issue

Car crash
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On Monday, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) published Road Justice at an event at the Houses of Parliament, a report which seeks to redress the balance between the nature of road violence and its consequences. 

On Tuesday, at justice questions in the House of Commons, Edward Argar, a justice minister, said that the government was considering a "broader call for evidence on motoring offences". Hardly a ringing endorsement of the report, especially as a "full review" of driving offences has been promised for almost a decade, without any sign of it actually happening. 

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.