Driving or walking around London can be dangerous in itself. However, cycling is a completely different kind of danger. Due to certain laws all cyclists have to ride on the road which means they are sharing the road with taxis, buses, vans and all sorts of vehicles. Unlike these vehicles bicycles have no metal box or safety features to stop them from a serious driver injury if they are involved in an accident.
One of the most dangerous cycle spots in London is Aldgate East, Whitechapel and Commercial Street.
Why is this junction especially prone to road traffic accidents involving cyclists?
This junction has been rated on many occasions one of the most dangerous junctions for cyclists to ride across. One of the main reasons is that quite often it is the location of road traffic accidents involving bicycles due to the long blue unbordered cycle lane running across the junction.
This means that both cars and cycles can drive or ride over it which puts cyclists at high risk on an already very busy junction. Without the unbordered cycle lane this is a dangerous junction for cycle and car accidents alike but the lane with no border makes it all the more deadly.
How to avoid a cycle or car accident on this junction
If you are a cyclist the best way of avoiding being involved in a road traffic accident is to avoid this junction if possible. Unfortunately this is not always the case, so the most important thing you can do is to be aware of those around you at all times. If you know what is behind you and in front of you then you could potentially pre-empt any possible road traffic accidents.
Other than this, make sure you are wearing the proper safety equipment especially a helmet and reflective gear to ensure you are visible to other road users and hopefully prevent a car accident.
Road traffic accidents happen all over the world and can cause minor injuries all the way up to numerous fatalities. So, if you have been involved in a road traffic accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 24-hour free phone to find out how much you could potentially get in compensation.