Riding a bike in traffic – injury solicitors in Cartmel
If you are riding a bicycle on the road then there are rules which you will know about and follow in general, such as sticking to the side of a lane, stopping at traffic lights and so on. However the road will not always be as straightforward as that and you may find yourself trying to ride your bike in difficult conditions and on busy roads.
When you are trying to ride a bike in traffic you need to have your wits about you more than ever, as you will be hemmed in by traffic and at your most vulnerable. Here are some tips on staying safe on your bike when you are cycling through traffic.
- Obey the rules of the road. It is critical that you learn and obey the rules that other vehicles are following so that you can cycle alongside them. If everyone on the road is following the same rules then you can be more confident of staying out of accidents. Ride with traffic, stay off of the pavement and stop at stop signs and traffic lights.
- Pass parked cars carefully. Particularly if you are in heavy traffic, where you may have less space to manoeuvre, you need to be careful about parked cars and stay at least 3ft away from their doors. Otherwise a door could open and knock you over, or into the path of other cars.
- Avoid distractions. You shouldn’t really be speaking on a phone or listening to an mp3 player when you are cycling anyway, but when you are moving through heavy traffic it is even more important that you pay attention to those around you and the road ahead of you, and avoid distraction. Bear in mind that you may also need to hear so that people can warn you of problems or hazards.
- Be careful at crossings and intersections. It is best to follow the traffic which is going in the same direction as you and try not to hide behind any vehicles parked or otherwise, or other moving vehicles may not see you in time.
Finding injury solicitors in Cartmel for accident compensation
if you have been knocked off your bike or hit by a car when you were cycling through traffic, you may be able to make a claim for compensation using injury solicitors in Cartmel to process your claim. It is best to use injury solicitors in Cartmel as they will be able to process your claim simply and effectively, allowing you to relax and deal with the fallout from your own injuries and accident.
Accident Advice Helpline works with a team of professional and dedicated injury solicitors in Cartmel, who work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Their injury solicitors also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and you can call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to ask questions and get advice.
Date Published: 4th December 2013
Author: Clare P