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It’s officially the end of British Summer Time (BST) and the clocks go back on Sunday (31 October 2021). Unfortunately, at this time of year when the darker nights set in, the number of accidents on our roads increases.
Research by the RAC Foundation confirms that road traffic accidents increase by 19% in the fortnight after putting the clocks back one hour from BST to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and they reduce by 11% when we put the clocks forward onto BST.
Sadly, it is the most vulnerable road users like cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians that are more likely to be seriously injured or killed in collisions due to shorter days and darker evenings.
Here are seven top tips from specialist personal injury solicitor Zoe Morgan on how to cycle safely when it’s dark.
If you have been involved in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a cycling accident compensation claim. Call our specialist cycling solicitors on 0800 884 0777, email email@example.com or complete our online enquiry form.
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