How to share the road with cyclists – injury lawyers in Weston on the Green
There seems to be a hierarchy on the road, with cyclists coming at the very lowest level of this. Cyclists frustrate other road users because they are slower and more vulnerable, meaning that cars, buses and so on need to take more care when trying to navigate the road around them. A collision between a cyclist and a car can be devastating for both the cyclist, who is likely to be badly hurt, and the driver, so has to deal with the emotional distress of hitting someone. The best way to avoid these types of accidents is to know how to share the road with cyclists in the first place.
- Keep an eye out for cyclists. If you are just as aware of the road as you can be then you should be able to spot cyclists and keep them in mind as you make manoeuvres. Be sure to look behind as well as in front of you.
- Be respectful and understanding. Even if you can see a cyclist that you feel is making a mistake, for example cycling on the middle lane rather than to the side, understand that they have made that choice for a reason. Don’t get angry and try to intimidate cyclists out of your way.
- Be patient. Although a cyclist may seem slow to you, and be in your way, this is a temporary situation and they will soon be gone. Be patient and don’t try to get around them.
- Don’t cut in front of cyclists. When making turns let the cyclist get well out of your way before you make the turn, and don’t try to beat them to the turn.
When to use injury lawyers in Weston on the Green
If you are a cyclist who has been hit by a car, or are a driver who feels that an accident was caused by a cyclist, then you may want to consider claiming compensation for your injuries or emotional distress. The best way to do this is to use injury lawyers in Weston on the Green, as they know the law better than you do and will represent you so that you do not have to face the other party in court.
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give you more information about compensation claims, and help you to put a case together. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team, who will assess the validity of your claim and then pass you over to injury lawyers in Weston on the Green if they feel you have a good case for compensation. Your injury lawyers in Weston on the Green will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will keep you updated on the status of your case as it progresses.