Collision

Videos: Road rage Argentinian style - maybe British roads aren't so bad

We may not know how lucky we have it riding on the streets of the UK, if the videos that have emerged from Argentina this week are anything to go by.

Bontrager anounces new rear light - specifically designed for daytime use

Bontrager has released a new light, engineered from scratch to provide groundbreaking daylight visibility to counteract the 80 per cent of cycle collisions that occur during daylight hours.

The Flare R is visible from up to two kilometers away in the daytime. The USB-rechargeable, 36g Flare R is a powerful 65 Lumen CREE LED, which is brighter than a car's tail light.

In the EU, daytime running lights have been compulsory on new cars since 2011. Bike lights are only required in the UK after dark.

Cyclist escapes with his life when Boris Bike is crushed under wheels of cement mixer

A cyclist whose Boris bike was crushed under a cement lorry as he turned left on a London street was lucky to escape with his life yesterday.

The male rider was hit at 2.30pm on the junction between Southwark Street and Bridge Road in south London.

The cyclist appeared to be turning into a blue painted cycle lane when he was hit.

Suggest your improvements for ground-breaking near-miss road study website

A near-miss project, aiming to collect data on unpleasant minor incidents that don't result in injury - inadvertent close passes; deliberate 'punishment passes'; 'Sorry Mate I Didn't See You' near-misses; abuse; harassment; and many many more - has secured funding to introduce new features to its site, Collideoscope.

'Die-in' vigil planned to remember Boris Bike cyclist killed by Crossrail tipper truck in London

A vigil is to be held in remembrance of a cyclist killed by a tipper truck in central London this week.

Claire Hitier-Abadie, who was 36, was killed by a vehicle involved in Crossrail works near Victoria Station while riding a Boris Bike on Thursday morning, making her the second cyclist to be killed while using one of the ubiquitous rental bikes.

The French-born woman moved to London last year from Paris, with her husband and two children.

Police fail to fine a single illegal cyclist in Grimsby town centre pedestrian zone in a year

Police in Grimsby have failed to fine a single cyclist for illegally riding in the town centre despite concerns from pedestrians that it is still widespread.

Cycling in the pedestrianised shopping centre was banned in 2008, and in the first 12 months of enforcement 30 fines were handed out to cyclists.

113 were issued in the following year but enforecement has dropped, with just seven in 2010/11, four in 2011/12, two in 2012/13 and zero in 2013/14.

Bystanders lift two-ton truck off cyclist to save him after collision

Bystanders in a small town in Canada managed to pick up a two-ton truck that had run over a cyclist this week.

A man in his 40s, who had recently moved to Canmore, Calgary, from the Philippines, had been run down from behind by the Ford Ranger truck at around 9pm on Tuesday, but emergency services were delayed by a passing freight train.

Find how dangerous the roads near your schools are with new postcode search map

AXA Car insurance has launched an interactive road safety map, showing how safe the roads around your local schools are, according to a new Local Road Safety Index developed with the not-for-profit group Road Safety Analysis.

Using a postcode search, local residents can see the number of incidents within a 500 metre radius of schools, broken down into collisions involving cyclists, children and pedestrians.

73 year old driver handed 5 year ban and community service for killing female cyclist in the Highlands

A driver in his 70s who killed his friend as she rode her bicycle has been banned from driving for five years and ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid work.

Murdo Morrison, aged 73, hit Mary Brook, 59 in Drumnadrochit in the Highlands in July last year. He told Inverness Sheriff Court that he had not spotted her till it was too late and hit her from behind with his Fiat Panda.

He admitted careless driving.

Mary Brook was thrown 90ft after hitting the car’s windscreen, and died shortly after of chest and spinal injuries.

Drunk American hit and run driver charged with murder after police discover multiple DUI convictions

A driver in the USA has been charged murder after hitting and killing a cyclist.

Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach was arrested following a hit and run in which he was thought to have driven a Toyota Tacoma vehicle that hit cyclist Shaun Eagleson, 30 on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Eagleson sustained critical injuries and later died in hospital.
Stephany has also been charged with hit and run, driving under the influence, and drug possession.

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