Series of factsheets outline cycle safety guidance for road users
Thompsons Solicitors, has released a series of cycle safety factsheets during Road Safety Week 2014, aimed at helping cyclists stay safe on UK roads, while reminding other road users of the vulnerability of cyclists.
Road Safety Week takes place between the 17 - 23 November 2014 and aims to raise awareness about the dangers road users face every day when driving, walking or cycling on UK roads.
Thompsons’ factsheets contain important tips, facts and stats for cyclists and other road users. They include ‘Road safety advice for cyclists’, ‘Five steps to follow after an accident’ and ‘Cycling accidents involving stolen vehicles, untraced and uninsured drivers’.
Head of policy at Thompsons Solicitors, Tom Jones said: “Here at Thompsons, we are all too aware of the consequences of road traffic collisions, and understand that cyclists can be particularly vulnerable on the roads. Indeed many of our solicitors are active cyclists themselves.
“While accidents are often not the result of a cyclist’s actions, there are many ways cyclists can protect themselves, for example by investing in a high-quality cycling helmet. Our factsheets aim to inform and educate.
“The fact that around 19,000 cyclists are killed or injured on UK roads every year makes it clear there is still much more that needs to be done to ensure other road users behave properly around cyclists and that cyclists do what they can to remain safe. We aim to help raise awareness of these dangers, while supporting those people who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a road traffic collision.”
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