Cycle safety – defending the driver

Recent Government statistics have revealed that cyclists are roughly 11 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than drivers. Between 2011 and 2012 fatalities fell for all of the main road user groups except for cyclists, which rose by 10 per cent.

The recent spate of cycling deaths in London are a vivid reminder of the dangers that cyclists face on a daily basis. The media has been quick to assign blame; the haulage industry often the target. However, the situation is far more complex than the propagated battle between cyclists and HGVs.

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