Motorcycle Safety Campaign Launched

As the biking season approaches, road safety campaigners and the police have produced new videos to try to reduce the number of accidents.

Eilidh Cairns was hit by a lorry

Calls to protect cyclists

The family of a Northumberland cyclist, who was killed on her way to work, say the legal system is failing to protect vulnerable road users.

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Family petition calls for safety measures

John Averill died while returning from shops Credit: ITV News

Family and friends of a man knocked down and killed on his way home from the shops are calling for traffic calming measures on the road where it happened.

John Averill,was killed on Blaydon Bank, in Gateshead, in November.

Now his family has launched an online petition calling for speed restrictions.

They say it's only a matter of time before this happens to somebody else.

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Family backs road safety campaign after losing daughter

The family of a teenage girl, who died after being hit by a taxi on a night out, are supporting a campaign to make young pedestrians more aware of dangers on the road. Peter and Allison's daughter Kirsty died in Redcar last year.

The 'Check Before You Step Out' campaign aims to make 16 to 24 year olds pay greater attention to factors like alcohol and dark nights which can make their journeys more hazardous.

Family call for more protection for cyclists

The family of a Northumberland cyclist, killed as she rode to work, say the legal system is failing to protect vulnerable road users. Eilidh Cairns was hit by a lorry in London in 2009.

Now the same driver is starting a four year prison sentence after knocking down a pedestrian. Eilidh's sister says attitudes must change to prevent similar deaths.

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Cycling crashes: "there's a complacency within the justice system"

The family of a Northumberland cyclist, who was killed on her way to work, say the legal system is failing to protect vulnerable road users.

Eilidh Cairns was hit by a lorry in London in 2009. Now the same driver is starting a prison sentence after knocking down a pedestrian.

Eilidh's sister says the authorities must treat cyclists' deaths more seriously.

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