Pupils join call for drivers to look out for cyclists after deaths and serious injuries remain high

Pictured: Pupils from West Park Academy, pictured L-R, with Darlington Borough Council’s Road Safety Support Officer Liz Hart, are Elliott, Alex, Felicity, Connie and Libby Pupils have joined road safety experts and the emergency services in urging drivers to take a second look for bikes after the latest figures showed cyclist casualties continue to [...]

2023-04-05T10:27:42+01:00April 5th, 2023|CHILD ROAD SAFETY, CYCLING SAFETY|

Over half of collisions involving cyclists caused by drivers failing to see bikes

**Featured image: Pictured from left are members of Durham University Cycling Club Harvey Leak-Smith, Douglas Phillips and Aydin Rezazadeh. Motorists are being urged to look twice for bikes after the latest figures revealed that over half of collisions involving cyclists were caused by drivers simply failing to see them. With almost 2,500 cyclists injured [...]

2022-08-08T11:01:09+01:00April 12th, 2022|CYCLING SAFETY|

Concern for cyclists following release of road casualty figures

Drivers are being urged to be more aware of cyclists after figures revealed that people riding their bikes are now among those most at risk on North East roads. As more and more people have taken to their bikes since the country went into lockdown earlier this year, the number of cyclists being killed or [...]

2020-09-14T10:11:40+01:00September 13th, 2020|CYCLING SAFETY, LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|

A&E doctors urge all pedal cyclists to wear helmets

Accident and emergency doctors at a North East Hospital are urging all pedal cyclists to wear good quality helmets after witnessing first hand the head and face injuries that can occur in bike collisions. The team of consultants at University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton are backing Road Safety GB North East’s cycling safety [...]

2017-09-08T15:59:51+01:00September 8th, 2017|CYCLING SAFETY|

Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate ‘close pass’ drivers. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is being joined by police, fire officers, and the Police and Crime Commissioners from both Cleveland and Durham, in the regional [...]

2017-07-28T16:44:10+01:00June 30th, 2017|CYCLING SAFETY, LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER|
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