Look out for each other! #StaySafe

Stay SafeThe number of cyclists on our roads continues to increase, whether for fun, fitness or commuting it’s important we look out for each other.

Here’s a few tips for sharing the road as a driver and a cyclist:

Drivers

  •  See them! Make eye contact if possible so cyclists know you’ve seen them, paying particular attention when turning or approaching a junction
  • Indicate – let cyclists know what you’re going to do, in plenty of time
  • Give them space, especially when over taking. If there’s not enough space, hold back or do not tailgate. Cyclists may need to make sudden manoeuvre if the road is poor, it’s windy or if a vehicle door is opened
  • Check your mirrors before opening your vehicle door
  • The Highway Code applies to all road users – you must stop and give way for cyclists

Cyclists

  • Be seen! Light and reflective clothing should be worn in the day, with reflective clothing, lights and other accessories in the dark or when visibility is poor
  • Indicate – let other road users know your intention by signalling, especially when turning. Eye contact with other road users can help to make sure they’ve seen you
  • Give them space, especially when cycling near parked vehicles or passing large vehicles such as lorries or buses. Avoid passing or riding up the inside of large vehicles and hang back at junctions or areas where you might not be seen
  • The Highway Code applies to all road users – observe stop and give way signs and traffic lights
  • You should wear a secure, undamaged and correctly fitted helmet
  • Do not cycle on the pavement unless it’s a designated cycle path

 

 



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