Road traffic accidents involving motorcycles are unfortunately all too common. Those who travel by motorcycle are at higher risk of being seriously injured in an accident than a motorist. This is due to the fact that motorcycles are harder to spot and motorcycles are not equipped with the same level of safety features as cars, such as seatbelts and airbags.
So, how dangerous is travelling by motorcycle in London ?
Motorcycle accidents in London
The answer to the above question is that London is quite dangerous to travel by motorcycle. Already this year, the news has been blighted with tragic instances of fatal motorbike collisions in and around the capital. Due to the increased volume of traffic and large vehicles such as buses, motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage when travelling in and around London. Although it is impossible to prevent all instances of road traffic accidents, it is still imperative to adhere to elementary bike safety when travelling in the capital. Below are some helpful tips on how to ride your motorcycle safely.
Motorcycle safety tips
The first and most important thing to remember when travelling by motorcycle is to wear the correct safety gear. Helmets are required by law and must be worn by both rider and passenger at all times when travelling. It is a good idea to wear a high visibility vest over the top of your motorcycle jacket in order to improve your visibility. Motorists can also do their bit to improve road safety for bikers. Ensure that you check your mirrors properly for motorcyclists before making any manoeuvres and ensure you give motorcyclists plenty of space if overtaking.
Injured as the result of an accident on your motorcycle
If you have been involved in a road traffic collision on your motorcycle within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. With our expert legal team and knowledgeable advisors, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* claim for traffic accident compensation.
Our freephone lines are open 24/7. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test. Please note that any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.
Call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice