Increase in cyclist casualties last year

New provisional road safety figures from Transport Scotland indicate that Scotland’s roads remain as dangerous as ever for cyclists.

And the campaign for strict liability for Scotland’s cyclists has secured support across the political spectrum, a symbol of greater political recognition of strict liability’s importance in safeguarding cyclists and improving road safety.

Various MSPs have given their backing to campaign, Road Share, which calls for a change in Scots civil law to ensure cyclists injured in road collisions are compensated quickly and fairly, by establishing a hierarchical structure to identify responsibility.

According to the new provisional figures, in 2012, there were 898 total cyclist casualties, up nine per cent from 2011.