Open consultation

New cycling offences: causing death or serious injury when cycling


Seeks views on proposed new offences of causing death or serious injury while cycling and changes to the existing offences of dangerous and careless cycling.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The consultation invites views on government proposals to introduce new offences of causing death or serious injury while cycling, and other changes to some existing cycling offences.

It recognises the difficulties of trying to create general parity between cyclists and drivers in terms of licensing and insurance, for example, but seeks to more closely align penalties for offences that result in death or serious injury.


Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: proposals for new cycling offences

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Pauline Morgan
Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road

Published 12 August 2018