It may sound like the build up to an unusual joke but there is actually an opportunity to reduce your car insurance costs by attending a cycling awareness course.
These courses aren’t exactly popular to motorists but in a government initiative attempting to better protect cyclists on British roads, attending a cycling training course could see you rewarded with a reduction on your insurance costs.
The idea is one of fifty new measures put forward by the Department for Transport (DfT) to protect vulnerable road users, combat road rage and build a greater respect between cyclists and motorists.
With insurance costs rising year on year, any possibility for reducing monthly costs is expected to be warmly welcomes by drivers. Not only is this a money saving possibility, the action plan has been brought in to protect the most vulnerable road users, through cycling training as well as ensuring it is easier for people to submit video clips of dangerous driving.
There are many, everyday, incidents that make cyclists feel unsafe on the road.
Ways drivers make cyclists feel unsafe:
- Tailgating – Driving too closely behind the cyclist in order to get them to move over.
- Overtaking and cutting off – overtaking a cyclist is okay as long as it is safe, but cyclists often see vehicles overtake them before quickly cutting back in front and slowing down.
- Speeding – overtaking a cyclist at high speeds can startle cyclists and larger vehicles can cause air resistance that can push cyclists into other traffic or on to the pavement.
- Parking in the bike lane – Cyclists often have to avoid vehicles which are illegally parked in bike lanes, forcing them to drive on dangerous and busy roads.
- Close passing – overtaking without giving enough room is incredibly dangerous and can knock a cyclist off their bike, causing injury and even death.
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