London is a city that is constantly full of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on its roads, almost 24 hours a day. Because of this, it is important to be aware of your surroundings when cycling in the capital in order to avoid a road traffic accident.
The Blackfriars Bridge area is bustling with workers on their way to the office from early in the morning to late evening, which means it can be a real hotspot for traffic related injuries. So as a cyclist it’s worth knowing the areas that see the most road-related accidents in order to be prepared and vigilant at all times, and more importantly, keeping yourself safe.
Road accident hot spots in Shoreditch
The roads around Blackfriars Bridge can be hazardous for any cyclist, regardless of their experience, and with this part of London being the business hub of the city, every day cyclists are taking their lives into their own hands as they navigate between busses, cars and motorbikes on roads that are narrow and winding.
Despite the introduction of cycle lanes, or ‘cycle highways’ as they are known and more controlled pedestrian crossings, things aren’t made any easier by the fact that this particularly busy piece of road is used by around 400,000 people every day.
Reducing road accidents in Blackfriars
Transport for London have proposed a number of new traffic schemes aimed at reducing road traffic accidents, particularly cyclists, while also targeting congestion on the surrounding roads. However hard the local councils try, roads will never be 100% safe for those on two wheels, who must always be aware of the dangers they face, such as poor road conditions, low visibility and motorists not giving them enough room.
What to do if you’ve been injured while riding on London’s roads
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in road traffic accident claims and we have years of experience in this area. So if you have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault in the past three years you may be eligible to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline does all the work for you and usually there is no need to attend court as most of the information is gathered over the phone. So give us a call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice