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Cycling remains a popular pastime and ideal method of commuting to work if you live in an urban area to avoid traffic congestion, or if you live in a rural location where transport links may be poor. However, as a cyclist you are vulnerable if you are involved in a road traffic accident involving other road users, as you don’t have the protection around you that other vehicles provide.
Causes of cycling accidents
- Cycling accidents occur more often in the spring and summer months when there may be more cyclists on the roads due to the better weather and school holidays.
- Accidents involving cyclists occur more often in the early hours of the morning and at dusk, when there may be more traffic on the roads and lighting may be poor.
- Cyclists should always wear reflective clothing or a high-visibility vest to ensure that they can be seen effectively by other road users.
- Helmets should be worn at all times whilst cycling, as they provide some protection against severe head injury.
- On fast roads with high speed traffic, cyclists can be particularly vulnerable to collisions. Busy road users such as taxis, buses and HGVs are commonly involved in cycling accidents as they may fail to see the cyclist, especially if they are turning left into a junction.
- Cyclists must ensure that they can be seen and use the cycle lane if there is one. They should avoid weaving between traffic and ensure good road positioning at all times so they can be seen and given adequate space on the road to manoeuvre.
- Young children who are learning to cycle tend to have accidents which are caused by a lack of control or showing off, whilst older children and adults tend to have accidents involving speed and are more likely to involve other road users.
Injuries caused by cycling accidents
Whilst all injuries involving collisions on the roads are painful, cycling accidents can be particularly serious and may include:
- Abdominal injuries caused by crushing;
- Fractures and broken bones, especially to the lower limbs;
- Head injuries, which can be severe;
- Soft tissue injuries; and
- Lacerations and bruising.
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Date Published: 17th October 2013
Author: David Brown