Don MacKenzie is Country Councillor for North Yorkshire. He said that the point of the campaign is to address the issue of driver error and the part it plays in cycling and biker accidents, he added: “It’s great to see people getting on their bikes to enjoy this beautiful county, take exercise and keep fit, but we want them to stay safe as well.”
The efforts behind the campaign consist of North Yorkshire police and the local council joining together to make an impact on the reductions of road deaths and accidents in the area. Recent statistics show that in the area of Ryedeal there has been a rise in the amount of people fatally or seriously injured on the roads since 2011. The rise in North Yorkshire road deaths in the previous 10 years amounted to 52 people being killed or seriously injured on the roads in 2013 compared to 47 in 2012.
Tim Madgwick from North Yorkshire Police said that cyclists need to ensure they are wearing all the protective gear they need including hi-visibility vests and that the force wants to make sure drivers, bikers and cyclists all understand and pay attention to their own actions on the road but also make them known to other vehicles as much as possible.
If you are a driver, biker or a cyclist and you have been injured in a road accident then you could be able to make a personal injury claim if the fault was not your own. You will need to demonstrate third party blame for the incident and your accident will also need to have occurred within the last three years in order to be valid.
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