Sarah Barth November 13 2016
‘Safety in numbers’ effect means dangerous drivers are less of an issue (but you’ll still have a 1 in 500 chance of being hit)…
Cyclists in the South of England are far less likely to be injured by cars, thanks to what researchers say is a ‘safety in numbers’ effect.
In areas where cycling is popular, just one in 500 cyclists are likely to be injured in a year, rising steeply to one in 20 where few choose to cycle.
Road Safety Analysis carried out a study which found that the North of England was the riskiest place to cycle, with dangerous drivers being pinpointed in places including Rotherham, Chesterfield, Bolton, Leeds, Liverpool and Mansfield.
In the South and Midlands, safer areas included Wellingborough, Lincoln, Oxford, Cambridge and Winchester.