(PRWEB UK) 20 May 2015
Cyclists here in the UK take up just 1% of road mileage but account for 6% of road fatalities. Those are the stark figures highlighted by UK Claim Lawyers via its Don’t Be An At Risk Cyclist infographic.
UK Claims Lawyers, who pursue injury compensation for clients on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis are using “Don’t Be At An At Risk Cyclist” to show the public, especially motorists, just how vulnerable cyclists are on the roads of today.
Of the 109 cyclists killed on British Roads during 2013, six were children. 276 youngsters were among the 3,143 seriously injured as well.
Also highlighted are the types of injury typically suffered – around 75% of those killed while out cycling sustained serious head injuries. Of the majority of cycling accidents leading to death or serious injury around 2/3’s involved collisions at or near road junctions – a crucially important piece of information for cyclists seeking to keep safe.
The collisions were the result of those involved in the accident not looking properly, 57% of car drivers, 43 % for cyclists.
Other common cycling accidents include cyclists and motorists colliding head-to-head, or the cyclist riding off the pavement into the path of a vehicle. Right turns for cyclists, either onto or off major roads can be perilous. Child cyclists riding far too fast can also put themselves in serious danger.
The Don’t Be An Risk Cyclist infographic produced by UK Claims Lawyers spells out the causes of accidents among British cyclists while out on the road, but it also seeks to help them avoid suffering injury and tragedy. Advice on the distance to be kept from parked cars while cycling, properly fitting cycling helmets and wearing light clothing is provided in a bid to help keep the cyclist safe.
Don’t Be At An At Risk Cyclist provides comprehensive information, statistics and advice in a bid to keep the country’s cyclists safe and sound; a valuable service from a company which is there to help cyclists with their claims should the worst happen.