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Road accidents involving cyclists

Further evidence is published demonstrating the need for cyclists to be treated as other road users.  They should have to pass a test of competance, wear a safety helmet and make sure they are visible at all times to the drivers of other vehicles.

Over the last four years over 23000 accidents were reported in London involving cyclists.  The vast majority involved a collision with either a van or goods vehicle.

 

A recent study found that cyclists often did not take essentiel safety precautions such as wearing helmets or having lights on after dark.  For how long is this madness going to be allowed to continue especially as the police will almost always try to pin the blame on the motorist in the event of a fatal road traffic accident.  It is my firm view that cyclists must be held responsible for the safety of themselves and other drivers just like all other motorists.  A significant step towards this would be the introduction of compulsory testing and safety wear.

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Read all posts by Robert Bimpson Posted by: Robert Bimpson on February 26th, 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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Lorries far more likely to be involved in fatal traffic accidents

A study by the campaign for better transport has concluded that heavy goods vehicles account for 1.4 per cent of traffic on minor roads but were invoved in over 7 per cent of fatal accidents.  The report offers no insight as to the reason for this.

 

From my experience of regularly representing goods vehicle drivers in fatal accident cases , the single most common cause of fatal accidents involving lorries is cyclists positioning themselves dangerously close to the  nearside of a goods vehicle in an effort to undertake or , even more dangerously , trying to pass a goods vehicle on the inside as it is preparing to turn left.  Once again , the inference is that the motorist is to blame.  My experience is that it will invariably be the cyclist who is the cause of the accident, often with fatal consequences.

 

 

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Read all posts by Robert Bimpson Posted by: Robert Bimpson on February 26th, 2015 @ 12:17 AM
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