Sharing the Road

8th December 2015

To create a safe driving environment for both parties, drivers not only need to be aware that there are cyclists on the road, but cyclists also need to remember that respect goes both ways. It can be too easy to get angry in the heat of the moment when someone runs an amber light or cuts in front, but remembering that the road is shared and taking a second to think about your actions on the road can make a big difference.

One of the key factors to sharing the road is being considerate to one another; for cyclists, this can be ensuring they make themselves visible to car users to being aware of a driver’s blind spots, especially when passing lorries and buses. For drivers this can

With cities such as London encouraging more people to ditch their cars for the morning commute and pick up a helmet and hop on their bikes, drivers need to be aware that cyclists are more vulnerable than those in cars are, ensuring that they take care when near cyclists and give enough room at all times. be making sure to give cyclists enough space when overtaking, and to be aware of uneasy cyclists, being mindful of upcoming potential hazards.

However, bicycle riders also need to take responsibility for their own actions and their own safety on the road, being aware of passing vehicles, especially when travelling in a group of cyclists. Making the effort to be more considerate and not acting upon angry impulses could make a difference to both users of the road.

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