In a vehicle or on a bike or scooter – safety first
When we leave our homes each day, we should all feel safe and confident about the journey ahead regardless of the mode of transport.
The 'Hierarchy of Responsibility' in the Highway Code gives all road users a duty to ensure the safety of those who are more vulnerable than them. Therefore, HGV drivers have to take extra care of cyclists and scooter riders, and in turn, cyclists and scooter riders must lookout for pedestrians.
Whilst we should all navigate the roads in a way that reduces the risk of injury to others and ourselves (and is forgiving of mistakes), it’s important to remember that the person in control of a bigger and more dangerous vehicle must do everything they can to keep vulnerable road users safe.
Oxford cycling accident hot spots: A map showing areas with a high number of collisions involving cyclists in Oxford in the past five years, based on data from the Department for Transport. An interactive map can also be found on the CrashMap website.
The map highlights two spots that require special attention: the St Giles area and the fork to Banbury and Woodstock roads and the St Clements traffic circle, also known as The Plain.