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Cyclist Death Crashes: Just One In 10 Drivers Jailed

03/01/2014 11:59 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 13:17 GMT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: A community support police officer looks out for cyclists during Operation Safeway on November 25, 2013 in London, England. 2500 police are manning 166 junctions targeting cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. Officers will be present during the morning and evening rush hours. Six cyclists have been killed on London's roads in the last two weeks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Drivers have only a one in 10 chance of being sent to jail after being involved in the death of a cyclist, an Evening Standard investigation reveals today.

An analysis of police data on the 40 cyclists killed in London between 2010 and 2012 found that drivers had been imprisoned on just four occasions.