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Killer cyclists face tougher jail sentences under crackdown proposed by Grant Shapps 


Killer cyclists face tougher jail sentences under a crackdown proposed by the Transport Secretary.

Grant Shapps wants to close an ‘archaic’ legal hole which means riders who kill pedestrians can be jailed for a maximum of only two years.

Mr Shapps wants reckless cyclists to be treated the same as reckless motorists, and hit out at ‘a selfish minority’ of aggressive riders. He said an overhaul was needed to ‘impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care’.

Under his proposal, a new law of causing death by dangerous cycling would be included in the forthcoming Transport Bill, due before Parliament in the autumn.

Grieving relatives of victims of killer cyclists have ‘waited too long for this straightforward measure’, he told The Mail+.

In February 2016, Kim Briggs was killed by reckless cyclist Charlie Alliston (pictured) after sufferring 'catastrophic injuries' when he hit her as she crossed OId Street in East London

In February 2016, Kim Briggs was killed by reckless cyclist Charlie Alliston (pictured) after sufferring ‘catastrophic injuries’ when he hit her as she crossed OId Street in East London

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says he wants to close an ‘archaic’ legal loophole which means reckless cyclists who kill pedestrians can only be jailed for a maximum of two years



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