Cycling around London can be dangerous and difficult. London is always congested so weaving around cars and trucks can be a challenge at the best of times and one wrong move can cause a nasty road traffic accident. One of the most dangerous cycle spots in London is the Elephant and Castle roundabout.
Why is the Elephant and Castle roundabout dangerous and how can it cause a cycle and car collision?
This particular roundabout is a very large one and is several lanes wide. This means that multiple cars are changing lanes at all times which can cause a car collision in itself. Then add in cyclists on the roundabout and it is a recipe for disaster and potentially a fatal road traffic accident.
The reason for this is that drivers are focussed on the exit they need to leave at and the cars around them so they sometimes forget to look out for cyclists or they don’t see the cyclist coming up on the inside whilst the car is changing lanes.
How can you reduce the risk of a road traffic accident for cyclists on this roundabout?
The key thing to remember when travelling on the roundabout, whether you are a driver or cyclist is to always be aware of those around you as well as your exit. If you are always checking for others around you then you will not only notice any cyclists suddenly appearing but will also be able to pre-empt any potential car accidents.
If you have been involved in a car accident whether as a driver or cyclist within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a cyclist or driver injury claim.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice