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Complainant Name:
Mr Mike Croker

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Express

Complaint:

Mr Mike Croker of West Sussex complained that the newspaper had inaccurately suggested that the introduction of a mooted law of "stricter liability" would result in cyclists being considered the innocent party in all accidents, whether with cars or with pedestrians. The complainant said that, in fact, "stricter liability" referred only to the initial presumption of responsibility, subject to contrary evidence being provided, and that, in the case of accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians, it would favour pedestrians.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to mark its cuttings so that any future journalists covering the issue would explain the stricter liability rule more fully.

Report: 80



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