North Lincolnshire Campaign Strives To Reduce Cycling Accident Claims
21st October 2013
The number of cycling accident claims in North Lincolnshire could reduce in the future, as the council and Safer Roads Humber are striving to improve driver awareness of cyclists and the safety of roadways.
In 2012, the district saw 14 road accidents that led to the death or serious injury of a cyclist, and with the number of cyclists increasing, it is worried that this figure will rise in coming years
Safer Roads Humber has launched a serious of radio adverts that will encourage other road users to be considerate of cyclists and will explain why bike-riders may move to the middle of the road when coming to roundabouts and junctions.
The council is looking at introducing new cycle pathways and offers cycle proficiency training to all primary school children in the area.
Ruth Gore, Safer Roads Humber spokesperson, said that as the nights become darker, drivers must ensure they take extra care to protect cyclists.
Bike-riders should also wear high-visibility clothing, ride in a safe manner, use their lights when it is dark and stick to the rules of the road, she added.
The Safer Roads Humber campaign is called ‘Someone’s Son’ and aims to ensure drivers recognise that cyclists are people just like they are who want to travel safely.
Drivers should “check once, check twice, check for bikes”, the campaign warns.
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