The rapid return of cars to UK roads already busy with cyclists and pedestrians could create a number of safety and legal issues for motorists and other road users.
As traffic on UK roads steadily increases with more people returning to work or choosing to travel further afield since the slight relaxation of lockdown rules, legal protection and motor breakdown assistance provider ARAG has highlighted four factors that are likely to make driving and cycling more hazardous for all:
• Cars not used in weeks may not be safe to drive legally
• Drivers may be out of practice if they haven’t driven for some time
• Unfamiliar traffic conditions with fewer cars and more cyclists and pedestrians
• More inexperienced cyclists who have started or returned to cycling during lockdown
As well as the increased number of cyclists using the roads throughout the country, drivers will also need to be aware of...