It’s a fact! Motorbike accident solicitors can report that according the Department of Transport motorbike riders are about 50 times at a greater risk of being killed or sustain serious injury than vehicl users.

There has been a significant increase in motorbikes on UK roads. In addition there has been a sharp rise in pedal bike largely due to the Olympic success.

This is good news for the environment and congestion but it raises issues about safety on the roads. Are the UK roads built to accommodate the rise in two wheel bikes? Apparently not. There cycle lanes, roads and signs are seriously behind most of our European Counter-parts leaving riders vulnerable to serious injury or death on our roads.

There is a fundamental lack of awareness of bike riders on the road by car drivers. Many drivers have past their test many years ago when bike riders were a much rarer sight on the road. Risk awareness is lacking, aggression and speeding also contributes to many motorbike accidents and pedal bike accidents.

That being the case, road users are competing for space on the road. The unfortunate position is that bike riders do not have the protection of motor vehicles and will always come off second best in any road traffic accident.

It does not help that there is a perception when accidents occur that motorcyclists are aggressive prone to speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, filtering and ignoring traffic lights. Like all road users, this only relates to a small minority. The vast majority abide by the Highway Code.

Having said that, it is important to note that motorbike accident claims and pedal bike accident claims are a specialist area where injury solicitors are not all the same. So if you are involved in a bike accident and wish to claim compensation for injures sustained then contact us for expert advice.



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