No road accident is a pleasant experience. However it always seems worse if a child is involved. If you happen to be a parent you probably worry about your child every time they go out of the front door, even if they are only playing just outside. It’s a normal reaction and one that makes a lot of sense.
You can reduce the chances of a child cycling accident by teaching them good road sense. In the case of cycling it is a great idea to send them on a cycling proficiency course. This gives them all the skills and knowledge they need to be able to protect themselves when out cycling on the roads.
However you cannot always account for the actions of others. In some cases accidents have been caused by drivers who were not paying due care or attention to the road conditions or situation around them. For example a cyclist may be preparing to go straight ahead at a junction while a car swerves around the side of them into the middle of the road and then turns ahead of them. This can knock a cyclist off their bike and cause them serious injuries.
What are the dangers of cycling at a young age?
Learning how to cycle safely on the roads is exceptionally important. Cyclists are at particular risk of being injured on the roads, particularly if they are not aware of the many dangers around them. That’s why learning proper road sense and how to stay safe on the roads is so important. The sooner this is learned the more chance there is of young children growing into responsible and alert adult cyclists who enjoy the sport on a daily basis. Road safety lessons are essential in helping this aim be realised.
Want to claim for a child cycling accident?
No parent wants to have any reason to consider getting compensation for their child. However if you are in a position where this could be possible, your first stop should be with Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide you with no-obligation advice that will help you determine if compensation is a possibility. AAH has already supported many other people through similar situations, and we may be able to assist you as well. Call our free 24/7 enquiry line to see where you stand today.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown