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Cyclist films commute to shame negligent drivers

18 | 09 | 14

By SheldonDavidsonSolicitors

A Manchester commuter who cycles to and from work every day has begun filming examples of negligent driving and posting them on YouTube under the alias ‘MCR Cyclist’.

The 24-year-old Rusholme resident says his aim is to bring about improvements in the behaviour of motorists towards cyclists and believes the footage he captures on his helmet’s camera can help achieve this.

He says that in past instances, some drivers have contacted him and apologised after seeing the incidents from his perspective on YouTube.

“If I get just one driver to change their ways – and potentially save a cyclist or pedestrian from harm – then what I’m doing is worth it,” he explains.

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 2013 saw 19,438 reported road traffic accidents in which a cyclist was injured. 3,143 of these cases resulted in injuries that were classed as serious, while 109 resulted in cyclist fatalities.

Motorists emerging into and turning across the paths of cyclists were among the two most common types of bicycle accidents. Hospital data revealed that more than 40% of cyclist casualties suffered from head injuries.

Cyclists should not have to feel threatened on the road

If you are a cyclist who has been injured in a road traffic accident that was caused by the actions of a negligent motorist, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This is where Sheldon Davidson Solicitors’ team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Manchester can help.

We have a wealth of experience in handling all manner of personal injury claims. Whether you are looking to bring a bicycle accident claim, a road traffic accident claim or a medical negligence claim, Sheldon Davidson Solicitors have a strong track record of obtaining medical care and compensation for our clients. As your claim must be submitted within three years of the accident’s occurrence, you should contact us for advice as promptly as possible.

You can call the team for a no-obligation assessment of your claim, or alternatively, you can make an enquiry by completing our online claim form.