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Don’t be an at risk cyclist

DON'T BE AN STOP 1 AT RISK CYCLIST 8 IN 2013 109 cyclists were killed on the roads 3,143 cyclists were seriously injured on the roads 16,186 cyclists were slightly injured on the roads Of those 6 killed and 276 seriously injured were children Around 75% of cyclists killed have major head injuries 80% of cyclist casualties are male versus female -While 40% suffered arm injuries, 25% suffered leg injuries Almost two thirds of cyclists killed or serious injured are involved in collisions at, or near, a road junction. 5% suffered chest/ abdomen injuries 80% of cycling accidents happen in the daylight with FAILED TO LOOK PROPERLY is the most common contributing factor in serious collisions at junctions recorded to police, 3PM-6PM AND 8AM-9AM on weekdays being the most dangerous hours for cyclists with 57% attribution to the car driver and 43% to the cyclist COMMON CYCLING ACCIDENTS Cyclist and motorist going straight ahead Motorist turning across the path of a cyclist, Cyclist riding into the path of a vehicle often riding off a pavement Cyclist turning right from a major road and from a minor road. Motorist emerging into the path of a cyclist Child cyclist playing or riding too fast WHO'S THE MOST AT RISK GROUPS OF CYCLISTS? Males complete more miles on average than females 1% of all vehicle miles taken on the roads were by cyclists yet account for just over 6% of the fatalities (79 miles for males in 2011 versus 20 miles for females) (1,713 total number of fatalities on the road- from gov.uk) IN 2011 CONSTITUENCIES WITH THE MOST KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED CYCLISTS IN 2011: SERIOUS INJURIES AGE 0-15 392 ISLINGTON SOUTH AND FINSBURY (34) BETHNAL GREEN 16-25 511 14 AND BOW (30) 26-35 583 17 MOST AT "RISK GROUPS 36-45 621 22 CITY OF LONDON AND HOLBORN AND WESTMINISTER (41) ST PANCRAS 46-55 534 12 (29) 56-65 262 14 BERMONDSEY HACKNEY SOUTH AND OLD SOUTHWARK (28) 65-75 109 18 AND SHOREDITCH 75+ 29 4 (23] CAMBRIDGE (25) VAUXHALL (29) PORTSMOUTH NORTH (23) OXFORD EAST (22) WAYS TO PREVENT CYCLING ACCIDENTS Keep a doors width away from all parked cars in case a motorist opens the door Make sure you always wear a properly fitted helmet which doesn't move around on your head Make sure you wear light clothing and preferably a reflective jacket when riding in the dark Make sure you signal just like you would in a car to let other motorists know when you're planning to turn Make sure your bike is fitted with lights at both the right and back Make eye contact with other road users especially when you're at a junction or ready to turn to turn Make sure you're bicycle is in good condition and the wheels are fully pumped up As any other motorist you must follow the rules of the road and stop at traffic lights, only ride on the road and go the right way down roads. For more information: Call 24/7 on 0800 157 1438 or you can visit www.ukclaimlawyers.co.uk SCLAIM LAWYERS EF INIURY COMPENSATION - 100% NO WIN - NO FEEFEE NUMBER OF FATALITIES ...

Don’t be an at risk cyclist

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Cyclists in the UK take up just 1% of all road mileage but account for 6% of road fatalities. Those are the stark figures highlighted by UK Claim Lawyers via the ‘Don’t Be An At Risk Cyclist’ in...

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