By RAM Tracking on 4 Apr 2013
Research data released at the end of last month by road safety charity Brake and British Cycling revealed that more than one in ten (13%) of cyclist collisions involve commercial vehicles. With one sixth (16%) of crashes between commercial vehicles and cyclists resulting in the cyclist being killed or seriously injured and up to one third of drivers suffer from psychological problems a year after the collision as a result, even in the case where physical injuries were minimal.
Throughout the year Brake hold a number of educational seminars, with the latest aiming to address the causes of collisions between cyclists and commercial vehicles.
These statistics come at a time when at present road safety is featuring strongly in the press, as recent data has revealed an estimated 73,000 business drivers are seriously injured each year in accidents, along with another study claiming that over half of British commuters are in too much of a hurry to drive safely.