Think before you ride: How can cyclists stay safe on the road?

We are encouraged to keep fit and reduce pollution but according to Cycling UK, many individuals believe cycling is ‘dangerous’ and so are deterred from riding a bike.

However, statistics show that cycling is actually relatively safe, with pedestrians and motorcyclists more at risk on the roads than those riding pedal cycles.

The Think! cycling campaign aims to raise cyclists’ awareness of the potential dangers when on the roads. Cyclists can take the following measures to promote safety on the roads:

  • Wear a protective helmet
  • Use lights and reflective clothing
  • Look, signal and make eye contact with other road users when manoeuvring
  • Avoid passing large vehicles on the inside, especially if they are indicating left
  • Regularly maintain your bike

If the unthinkable happens, our Personal Injury team can help victims of cycling accidents claim compensation for their injuries. Contact us on 0113 232 1030 or email personal.injury@emsleys.co.uk.

Rebecca Davis

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Rebecca Davis

Personal Injury

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