Cycling is a great alternative to the car. It’s healthy, fun and it helps the environment.
- The number of cycles on the road has increased by 46 per cent since 2004.
- The number of cyclists injured in a road accident has increased by 14 per cent since then.
- 888 cyclists were injured on the roads in Scotland in 2014.
- Most accidents occurred on built up roads.
- However 67 per cent of fatal cycle accidents happened on quieter roads.
67% of fatal cycle accidents happened on quieter roads.
Cycling Scotland provides training and information to help improve cyclists’ safety.
Cycling has lots of benefits. Here’s how to stay safe on the road:
- Be aware of other road users.
- Be seen. Wear appropriate clothing and ensure you bike has the right reflectors and lights.
- Follow the Highway Code. Don’t jump red lights and don’t cycle on the pavement unless it’s a designated cycle path.
- A properly fitted helmet may protect your head if you do have an accident.