Cycling on busy urban and rural roads can be dangerous as you are exceptionally vulnerable to being involved in a collision with heavier and faster moving vehicles. As a cyclist, you don’t have the added safety features of side impact protection, air bags and seat belts. If you are involved in a road traffic accident, it is likely that you will fall from the bike into the road and may even be thrown into the path of other moving vehicles.
It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it!
Cycling doesn’t involve a test in order to be allowed to access the road network, unlike other forms of transport. Many people don’t appreciate the increased traffic flow and congestion on the roads and are oblivious to the Highway Code rules about giving way and safe cycling.
On rural roads which may be narrow and winding, cyclists may require extra room in order to avoid being hit by passing vehicles. As a road user, cyclists are just as entitled to travel on the roads as a motor vehicle, however, they are often forced to stop cycling in order to allow traffic to pass them safely.
Cycling accidents have been found to differ according to the age of the cyclist. Younger children usually have accidents due to a lack of experience using the brakes or riding a bike that is too sophisticated for their ability. Older children often ride recklessly and they appear to not pay attention to road signs and markings, causing accidents at junctions and roundabouts. Older riders may not have ridden a bike for many years and may be unfamiliar with the busier roads. They tend to have accidents involving other road users due to poor road positioning and losing control at speed.
Injury solicitors in Chipping Norton or Accident Advice Helpline
If you have suffered a cycling injury as the result of a cycling accident that wasn’t caused by your fault within the last 3 years’, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline are a well established and reputable firm of advisers and injury lawyers with over 13 years’ experience. Although they do not have injury solicitors in Chipping Norton Accident Advice Helpline can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Chipping Norton look no further than this expert service.
Their injury solicitors will ensure that your claim is processed on a 100% no win no fee basis. Call or go online and try their unique 30 second online test and see if you can claim using their injury solicitors! The test will even give you an estimate of the amount you might be awarded.
Date Published: 7th December 2013
Author: David Brown