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Aggressive driving around cyclists is on the rise, say drivers

Road safety campaigners are urging everyone to be more Bike Smart and calling on the Government to invest more in cycling safety, as new research indicates an increase in aggressive driving around cyclists over the past five years.

The research, taken from a survey of over 1,000 drivers commissioned by Brake and Direct Line and launched during Bike Week (8-16 June), found 4 in 10 think there has been an increase in dangerous or aggressive driving around cyclists over the past five years with just 1 in 10 believing there has been a decrease in this behaviour [1]. The latest Government statistics show that 101 cyclists were killed and 3,698 seriously injured on British roads in 2017, an average of more than ten cyclist deaths and serious injuries a day.

Posted on June 12, 2019 and filed under News.