Figures released by the Department of Transport (DoT) have shown that the number of cyclists injured on Greater Manchester roads has decreased in 2015. A total of 413 cyclists were injured in road accidents in Greater Manchester across the year, a significant reduction from 617 in 2014.
Figures below show the number of accidents that have occurred in each area of Greater Manchester, along with the percent decrease in each area from 2014 to 2015.
Councillor Chris Paul, a representative for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) commented, “I am encouraged by the latest figures and the decrease in cycling accident across all 10 districts, particularly against a background of ever-increasing numbers of people taking to the roads on bikes.”(I’ll put these two tables side by side on the website) Great
A number of free courses are available for cyclists across Greater Manchester, provided by TfGM. The courses are for all levels of cyclists, from amateurs who have never been out on the road, to people who regularly cycle, and offer tips on riding on the road and how to navigate busy road traffic safely. You can find details of these courses online and also book yourself a place – http://cycling.tfgm.com/Pages/training.aspx
Tim Kitchin, Cycling enthusiast and Associate Solicitor at Freeclaim Solicitors commented, “Although these figures show a step in the right direction across all areas of Greater Manchester, too many cyclists are still being injured on our roads. All road users need to be mindful of other people and always keep their full attention on the road and not become distracted by other factors.”
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