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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Cycling Safety Guide – The Highway Code for cyclists


    Did you know there are sections in the Highway Code that relate to cyclists? People on bicycles are road users too and must therefore have a good idea of how the Code relates to them.

    The Code advises you to wear a helmet that is properly fitted for your head size. You should also wear clothing that is ideal for cycling and cannot get caught in the chain. Brightly-coloured clothing that is reflective is ideal.

    If you cycle at night it is against the law not to have appropriate lights on the front and rear of your bike. These should be white on the front and red on the rear. Many parts of the country have cycle lanes and tracks that are especially provided for cyclists to use. While there is no requirement to use them – you can cycle in the road instead if you wish – it is a good idea to do so since they are much safer than using the road. The Highway Code for cyclists also mentions the use of bus lanes, which are often open for cyclists to use. However you should be very careful of using them when buses are close by because they can present a very real danger.

    The importance of making sure you adhere to the Highway Code for cyclists

    As a cyclist it is even more important you stay safe while cycling on the roads. The Highway Code for cyclists is in place to provide you with information that can help you stay safe. If you don’t read it and do not become familiar with it you may end up increasing the chances of having an accident. There are always situations that have the potential to cause an accident; the more you can do to minimise them the safer you will be.

    Speak to our trained advisers if you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault

    It can be difficult to determine who is at fault when an accident occurs. This makes it all the more important to contact AAH if you believe there is reason to believe you have evidence of negligence with regard to a cycling accident. Contact our free 24/7 enquiry line today to discuss your case with us. You could be getting closer to opening a no win, no fee* claim against whoever was involved in the accident.

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    Date Published: September 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.