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Car-Bicycle Accidents

Volume 77: debated on Friday 19 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what research has been undertaken by his Department concerning the culpability of motorists in car-bicycle accidents; and if he will make a statement.

The responsibility of any party involved in an accident is in many cases difficult to determine conclusively, for many factors may be involved, including, for example, weather and road conditions. The Department is, however, currently investigating through various studies the major contributory factors to cycling accidents with a view to identifying ways in which such accidents may be prevented.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how much each local authority spent on cycle facilites in 1984–85, showing capital and revenue spending separately.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the effect of recent changes in the transport supplementary grant on the provision of facilities for cyclists.

I am not aware of any change in local authority commitment to cycling provision.