Charity urges responsible road sharing

Charity urges responsible road sharing

Motorists and cyclists have been urged to work in harmony in safely sharing the country's road network.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) staged the final day of Family Safety Week (FSW) on Sunday, with responsible road sharing at the fore.

The charity says this is the key to helping minimise injuries and deaths among vulnerable road users.

New tips listed on its website include watching out for bicycle users, group cycling, lane positioning, better eye contact-centred communication and watching how much leeway to allow during overtaking manoeuvres.

The charity's manager of road safety, Nick Lloyd, said some things which should be simple - such as courteousness, vigilance and sharing - are regularly hard to do.

Nick Lloyd, RoSPA's road safety manager, said: "We all need to share the roads together, be courteous and watch out for vulnerable road users. It's really easy to say, but often difficult to do, especially when people are in a rush.

"Actions such as overtaking too closely to a cyclist may be carried out unintentionally, but can be extremely intimidating and upsetting to both parties."

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