Advice to cyclists on avoiding a whiplash injury
Cyclists are more likely to be seriously injured if they are involved in an accident than anyone in a car. For this reason it is important that cyclists are savvy about their use of the roads, and know how to stay safe and avoid accidents in the first place.
Many drivers find it difficult to share the road with cyclists, and can act in an aggressive manner which puts cyclists at risk. If you follow a few easy steps then you should be able to stay safe even on the busiest roads.
If you do sustain a whiplash injury in Chipping Campden or any other type of injury due to a driver on the road, you may be able to claim compensation back from them for your injuries.
The easiest way to do this is to call: Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk to the team about your whiplash injury in Chipping Campden and how the accident came about.
They can help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation and, if you do, will pass you over to an in house injury lawyer who can work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your injury lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and you shouldn’t have to go to court to get compensation for your whiplash injury in Chipping Campden.
- Focus on the road. The more attention you pay to the road and the other vehicles on it, the more likely it is that you will be safe. You need to make sure that you know where other vehicles are in relation to you so that you can move out of the way if necessary.
- Stay out of the blind spot. All drivers have a blind spot where they will not be able to see you, and this can cause accidents if you are not aware that the driver cannot see you. If possible, always try to stay in plain sight and avoid getting into a blind spot.
- Stick to cycle lanes. Many roads now have cycle lanes where it is much safer for you to ride than anywhere else on the road. If a road does have a cycle lane then use it.
- Stay in front of traffic at lights. If you are directly in front of the other vehicles at traffic lights then you can be sure that they can see you and aren’t going to move into your path. Although you may slow cars down by being in front, it is safer for both you and them.
- Don’t ignore traffic signals. Many cyclists get into trouble by riding through red lights because they feel that these signals are not meant for them. If you are on the road, behave as any other road user does.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: David Brown