"Bike riders tearing through red lights, wearing dark clothing or
riding at night without lights are to blame for less than 7% of
accidents that result in a cyclist being seriously injured, according to
research commissioned by the Department for Transport."
"...The report’s findings show clearly that far from being the danger to
other road users that certain elements of the media have portrayed them
as in recent months, cyclists are themselves put at risk by the actions
of motorists, with the police attributing blame to the driver in up to
three quarters of collisions between a bicycle and other vehicle in
accidents involving adult bike riders."
"We believe this report strongly supports our view that the biggest
problem for cyclists is bad driving,” he continued. “With that in mind
we are greatly concerned that the government still seems fascinated with
analysing and promoting cycle helmets, the value of which appears to be
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