There is nothing more terrifying than going out on your bicycle and having a near miss accident with a motorist who claims they didn’t see you. Accidents between motorists and cyclists happen much too often with cyclists often claiming that car users are just impatient and aggressive road users who have no consideration for other users on the road.
However, some motorists claim that cyclists simply do not make themselves visible enough to other users on the road. You will often see a small minority of silly cyclists who will go onto the road without wearing any protective clothing at all, these people are not only putting themselves at risk, they are also implying risks to others on the road.
We are currently a cycling culture, with more people turning to cycling as alternative form of transport. Cycling is becoming more appealing to a wider society for a number of different reasons. The main reasons being:
- A cheaper form of transport.
- A fun way of travelling.
- A great way to exercise, keep active and fit.
- A way to socialise with others.
Many people are asking the question to why you would need to drive when you have the opportunity to cycle as it is much cheaper and in some cases, an even faster form of transport.
However, many of these newbie cyclists are failing to employ proper health and safety rules. Just as you would with driving a car, it is important that you learn how to ride safely on a road.
There are many training courses that newbie cyclists can enrol themselves to learn how to handle the road safely and properly.
Cyclists need to be aware of their own actions on the road, as well as motorists, vice versa. Through proper cycling courses, cyclists will learn the skills they need on the road to ride safe.
It is important for cyclists to understand that they must wear appropriate protective clothing to ensure their safety on the road. Protective clothing includes:
The high-vis clothing cyclists wear allows them to be seen by other motorists and users on the road. But is this enough?
Some motorists claim that the high-visibility clothing does not make cyclists visible enough on the road. Motorists need something to make them more aware of an upcoming cyclist to avoid accidents and injuries.
It is important for cyclists to have lights on their bicycles during dark and dull times, if not they can be practically invisible to the naked eye.
Peter loves to go cycling on a regular basis. He loves how his city has implemented new cycle racks on behalf of Falco. You can view the entire collection here.