Like any physical activity, cycling is associated with a wide range of dangers. While the benefits of cycling far outweigh the risks, it is essential to take steps to stay safe while cycling on the roads.
How to stay safe while cycling in Pluckley
When cycling in Pluckley, you should always:
- Wear fluorescent clothing
Good visibility will improve your safety; wearing fluorescent clothing will ensure that you are visible to other road users.
- Wear a helmet
Cycling accidents can cause severe head and/or facial injuries. To reduce the risk of injury, you should protect yourself with a cycling helmet. Your chosen helmet should be comfortable and adequately ventilated.
- Keep away from the kerb
Ride about one metre away from the kerb to ensure that you have sufficient space to move in if a motor vehicle becomes impatient.
- Use lights at night
When riding your bike at night or when visibility is poor, use approved front and rear lights and a red rear reflector.
- Follow the Highway Code
When using the roads, remember to follow the Highway Code – do not be tempted to cycle through red lights, disobey road signs or ride on the pavements.
- Make your intentions clear
Use clear arm signals to let your fellow road users know your intentions, and always look over your shoulder before you manoeuvre.
Understanding your legal rights
If, despite your best efforts, you are involved in a cycling accident, you should consider seeking the advice of an accident lawyer. If the accident was not your fault, you may be able to secure compensation for your injuries.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our specialist cycling accident lawyers will do their best to help you to obtain a fair compensation settlement. Your appointed lawyer will investigate your accident and guide you through the stages of making a claim.
They will gather police reports, take statements from independent witnesses and review CCTV footage, ensuring that you are able to receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Looking for a lawyer in Pluckley?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Pluckley working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Pluckley or anyway make us your first point of call.
If you wish to make a personal injury claim, we are ready to help you – please call our freephone helpline or use our 30-second test to contact us about your accident.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell