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Home > Drivers and cyclists: can they share the road?
Whether it is for leisure or the daily commute, cycling has rapidly gained popularity in recent years as a cheap, emission-free way to travel. Still, greater numbers of cyclists on the road put pressure on drivers of cars and HGVs, who are at risk of colliding with bicycles if they do not take the right precautions.
The road safety campaign Think! offers some key points to drivers to make them more aware of cyclists and to stay safe:
Look out for cyclists, and try to make eye contact with them if possible so they know you have seen them
Use your indicators, so that cyclists are aware of where you are going and have enough time to react
Give cyclists space when overtaking them – leave as much room as you would for a car. Hold back if there is not enough space to pass, and account for a cyclist’s need to make a sudden move depending on road or weather conditions
Always check for cyclists when you open your car door
Allow cyclists enough time and space to move off at a green light. Stop at the first white line so that you can see cyclists from the advanced stop line ahead
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