Since Road Share’s launch just over a year ago on 15 April 2013, the campaign has steadily gained great momentum. This petition now has over 5900 signatures and we now have the backing from major cycling groups, driving schools, celebrities, athletes and MSPs.
Now that the campaign is firmly established, we have embarked on the next phase, which has been to gather together major stakeholders in the cycling and wider transport sectors to form a Road Share steering group on presumed liability.
The purpose of the steering group will be to thoroughly and objectively research the benefits associated with the introduction of a presumed liability regime on road safety and to then take these findings to decision makers in the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government. Such an empirical underpinning has been requested of the campaign by a number of MSPs
and it is our hope that we will soon be in a firm position from which to argue for the introduction of a presumed liability.