Given the level of pollution in London, not to mention the hustle and bustle of the tubes and monotonous stand-still traffic across the city, making use of the capitals cycling lanes seems like a logical option. Of course, to minimise the risk of experiencing a road traffic accident, it is imperative that cyclists understand how to cycle safely around London.
How to cycle safely around London
Given the amount of traffic, alongside the intricacies involved with navigating the capital’s roads, it is essential to cycle safely around London to minimise the risk of sustaining a road-related injury.
Here we take a look at just five ways to cycle safely around London.
- Move to the centre of your lane as you approach a junction; this will prevent cars from moving up by you.
- Always ride where cars can see you, away from the gutter and pavement.
- Keep your fingers on the brakes so that you are prepared should you need to stop suddenly.
- Use clear, accurate hand signals to inform other traffic of your intentions.
- Wear high-visibility clothing and accessories, especially in the winter, evenings, at night, and during other periods of low visibility.
Claiming compensation for cycling accidents
At times, people who cycle safely around London do experience road accidents. If you have suffered road accident injuries through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of road traffic accidents. During this initial consultation, we will discuss the basis of your case. This will help us decide the best next steps forward, depending on where liability is likely to lie and your eligibility to claim.
Should we decide to move forward with your claim, you can recuperate from your accident at home, safe in the knowledge that our expert legal team operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information on how to claim road traffic accident compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our freephone helpline number is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Pick up the phone, whenever is best for your and dial, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice