MG Legal, explain why cyclists should take care on the roads!
Posted on 4th February 2019
There are a range of different hazards to be aware of on the roads in order to keep yourself, and other road users, safe. Your Lancaster law firm come across accidents that have occurred on the roads on a daily basis, known as RTAs – Road Traffic Accidents - and have expert road accident solicitors to assist with such matters.
One type of incident which your solicitors in Lancaster come across on a regular basis are accidents involving cyclists. Sections 59-82 of the Highway Code are of particular importance and interest to your Lancaster law firm here in dealing with these matters.
As a cyclist, there are a number of ways you can keep yourself, and others, safe which are discussed within Rule 59 of the Highway Code. These include the following:
Wearing a helmet.
If travelling in dark conditions to wear fluorescent/bright clothing to make yourself visible, as well as reflective accessories such as arm and ankle belts.
Under Rule 60, cyclists must have white front lights and red rear lights on their bicycle making it visible to other road users in poorly lit conditions and/or at night.
Of course, your Lancaster law firm advise that cyclists ride in accordance with the above, to avoid putting themselves in dangerous circumstances which may result in injury and consequently, the services of our accident compensation solicitors. In the unfortunate event that our road accident solicitors services are required, we are always on hand to help.
Rule 64 of the Highway Code states that cyclists are not to cycle on pavements. Therefore, they are required to use the roads along with other road users, and obey traffic signs and traffic light signals as all others are required. This can, however, make cyclists a vulnerable sector of road users, with thousands being injured each year. The ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) 2017 Road Safety Fact Sheet confirmed that there was a staggering 18,477 injuries on UK roads. MG Legal, your road accident solicitors, are specialists in these matters and are on hand to assist clients, who have sustained injuries through no fault of their own, in making claims for their losses suffered.
Due care and attention are essential when using the road, however, under Rules 211 and 213 of the Highway Code, extra care is required in respect of cyclists on the road. This is because cyclists can, sometimes, be difficult to see, they may also have to make sudden manoeuvres to avoid uneven road surfaces or obstacles, therefore, should be given plenty of room when overtaking.
If you are a cyclist, and have been injured in a road traffic accident, through no fault of your own. Contact MG Legal, your accident compensation solicitors, and our solicitors in Lancaster will be delighted to assist. Do not forget to enquire as to our “No Win, No Fee” arrangement and let your road accident solicitors fight your claim today.
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