Other Road Users

Cyclists are 30 times more likely to be seriously injured in a collision than a car occupant.

What's The Honest Truth about other road users?

  • Cyclists are legally entitled to cycle on the road, even if there is a cycle path or shared path nearby.
  • Look out for cyclists who may swerve suddenly.
  • Check for cyclists and pedestrians when opening your own car doors.
  • When overtaking cyclists give them plenty of room (enough space for another car).
  • Don’t drive into the advanced stop lines or boxes at traffic lights. These allow cyclists to get to the front and increase their visibility and safety. Allow cyclists time and space to move off when the green signal shows.
  • Many collisions occur at junctions so look out for cyclists and pedestrians. The most common cause is ‘looked but failed to see’. Make eye contact, if possible, so they know you’ve seen them.
  • Pedestrians can be very unpredictable and may step in to the road without looking. In particular watch out for children and older people who may not have seen or heard you or may be unable to judge your speed.