What is the safest way to travel in the UK?
Flying is still the safest way to travel around the globe but what here at home, in the UK? Many people are hurt in accidents in cities, towns and villages – some face only short term discomfort but other people are unfortunately more seriously hurt, facing many years of pain. If this sounds like you, then you may need the expertise of accident lawyers in Allerston.
And so, what is the safest way to travel in the UK?
Various organisations and agencies in the UK report on accidents every year and have compiled a list using the amount of deaths, measured over the number of miles travelled using that method of transport.
Take a look…
Coming in at the most dangerous at the bottom of the list is MOTORBIKES. At 125 deaths per billion miles travelled each year in the UK, motorbike accidents also result in 20% of road fatalities. Many people who ride motorbikes do so safely but sometimes, other road users are not so careful. Other road users rarely look out for motorbikes and bicycles, therefore many accidents can occur at junctions and intersections.
Many motorbike riders, when knocked off, will need the services of expert and trusted accident lawyers in Allerston. Their injuries can be severe and long term in some unfortunate cases, whilst other riders suffer less severe injuries but may still need help in the short term.
Either way, if the accident was not your fault, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Coming close to motorbikes as an unsafe mode of travel is BICYCLES. As we look to use less petrol, diesel and oil, as well as the various tax-benefit schemes that allow employees to buy a bicycle at a lower price, using the bicycle to commute as well as pleasure is being encouraged. Cycling on designated cycle ways is a bonus but with these networks still being developed, many cyclists use the roads to get to and from work – as well for leisure purposes.
At 41 deaths per billion miles it would be easy to see why people could be put off cycling around their locality. Even ‘light injuries’ account for around 1,874 cycling injuries per year. It is fair to say, however, that not all these accidents are the fault of another road user but if you are cyclist who has been knocked off their bike, in a toad collision that was not your fault, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim with accident lawyers in Allerston.
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