Car drivers always at fault
Cycling pressure groups are calling for changes to civil law to make the driver ‘always liable’ in the event of an accident with a cyclist
The proposals were made by Cycling England; a department funded by the DfT, and is based on law that is already in use in Europe, where the driver of the most powerful vehicle involved in an accident is at fault. This also means that if a cyclist hit a pedestrian, then the cyclist is automatically liable. The proposals would be there to encourage motorists to use cycling rather than the car on their way to work.