Avoid injuries and road traffic accidents when cycling
If you are cycling on busy roads, you need to be prepared to take care of yourself a little better than if you were cycling on quieter roads or in public parks. It is perfectly acceptable to take a bike out on a main road, but if you want to avoid Enfield road traffic accidents then you need to be as careful as you can. You should cycle more defensively, to avoid the hazards that the other cars on the road can pose to your safety. Here are some of the things you can watch out for when cycling on main roads. This will help you to avoid Enfield road traffic accidents and enjoy your daily cycle more safely.
- Wear a helmet. One of the best ways to avoid more serious injuries, or even death, when cycling on main roads, is to wear a helmet at all times. Although it is not a legal requirement that you wear a helmet on a bike, it is recommended in the Highway Code and, whether you are on a main road or riding around a park, you would do well to take heed of this.
- Look around you. Don’t just assume that all other road users can see you and will avoid you. You must be paying attention to potential hazards just as much as every other road user. Don’t forget to scan the road at all times to avoid potential problems.
- Don’t be cocky. Many cyclists think that it is the job of other road users to look after their interests, but this is not the case. You should be respectful and patient with other vehicles, just as you want them to behave in this manner with you.
- Use cycle lanes. If there is a cycle lane available then you should try to use it, even if it would be quicker to cut across traffic.
Making claims for Enfield road traffic accidents
If you are involved in Enfield road traffic accidents on a bike, it is more likely that you will be badly injured than the driver of the car. As the cyclist, even though you are more likely to be injured, you are not necessarily in the clear for causing the accident. However, if you can prove that the other driver was at fault for your accident, you may be able to make a compensation claim against them.
You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can speak to our friendly, helpful team about your accident and get help deciding whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do, the team can pass you over to an experienced in-house personal injury lawyer. They will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis, to get you the compensation you deserve.