We know that cycling amongst traffic can be intimidating. Cars get frustrated, pass too close or use their horn to through their weight around on the road. There are rules and laws in place to protect cyclists and drivers from accidents, so make sure you know what they are and how you can stay safe.
There were 3,430 cyclists who were killed or seriously injured between October 2015 and September 2016, a 7% increase on the 2010-14 average. Using publically available statistics, Roythornes Solicitors has put together a list of ways for cyclists to use the law in order to protect themselves.
Get a camera
Where it’s mounted to your helmet or your bike, it’s a good idea to get some recorded footage of your commute. This way, if an incident arises, you have video evidence to use if necessary.
“While it would not directly prevent an injury, the footage could provide vital evidence that will help to resolve who is at fault. If the evidence is supportive of the cyclist, and if it is disclosed to their insurers promptly, it could bring about a swift resolution in any liability dispute. Not only can courts use this evidence to prosecute, early disclosure would be actively encouraged under court procedure rules.”