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Cycling and the Law

NEVER cycle more than two people abreast, this is specified in section 66 of the highway code Cycling Cycling can be dangerous, but by following the HIGHWAY CODE you can reduce the risk of an accident. and the Law 17,000 cycling casualities occur each year in You should cycle in single file on narrow and busy roads. Section 67 of the Highway Code You should always wear... A cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations. Section 59 of the Highway Code. Be aware of car doors being opened in your path as this is one of the most common the UK Latest available statistics from ROSPA.com causes of cycling accidents. Fluorescent or light coloured clothing. You need to be visible to drivers at all times. Most Common Accidents - Car doors opening in your path - No lights or appropriate clothing at night |- Running red traffic lights Entering main traffic flow dangerously Section 59 of the Highway Code. Take care when overtaking, look and signal, as specified in section 67 of the Highway Code. At night you must have white front and red rear lights and these must be lit. You must also have a red rear reflector. Section 59 of When leaving a cycle lane, always check that it is safe to pull out and signal your action. Not doing so is a common cause of accidents, see section 67 of the Highway Code. the Highway Code. 85% of accidents happen at road junctions - you must NOT cross the white stop line when traffic lights are red. This is AGAINST THE LAW as stated in section 71 of the Highway code. 75% of incidents Occur in urban areas Using cycle lanes makes your journey safer and is recommended in section 62 of the Highway Code. For more information on cycling safetey please visit: http://www.theclaimsconnection.co.uk/cycle-accidents.html Sources: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/index.htm http://www.bikehub.co.uk/featured-articles/cycling-and-the-law/ Designed by @claimsconnexion

Cycling and the Law

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Cycling is becoming more and more popular in the UK each year for many reasons including the ever increasing cost of motoring for example petrol and car insurance. With the added bonus of helping bein...

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