British cyclist, Brian Robinson, was knocked off his bike by a car last year. He sustained a broken collar bone, six broken ribs and a punctured lung but this was no ordinary cyclist. Brian is made of strong stuff and was back on his bike within 6 weeks of the accident.
With every staunch supporter of the benefits of wearing a helmet there is another who argues that it’s a matter of personal choice and that the evidence for helmets is not sufficient to enforce a mandatory policy.
A male cyclist, thought to be in his 50s, suffered "serious head injuries" following a collision with a car, according to Police.
Between 2009 and 2013 there were 22,988 road accidents in London, 80 of which led to deaths. In 2015 there have already been four cyclist deaths in London, all involving lorries, with the most recent being last week when a mother- of-two died whilst cycling in Victoria. Pressure is mounting to make the Capital a safer place for cyclists.
The board of Transport for London (TfL) approved the plans for two segregated routes crossing the heart of the capital in January and as a result the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) said it planned to seek a judicial review of the consultation process. Since then the LTDA have decided to drop the judicial review and have given their full backing to plans for the Bikes scheme.
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