The government has recently announced an investment of a few million pounds into cycling for UK cities and national parks that sounds interesting and will hopefully make a difference. Statistics about cycling reveal a cruel reality. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents or ROSPA reports that 19,215 people in total were injured or fatally injured in the year 2011. Since injury rates are high, the government’s investment will hopefully help to improve road conditions and make cycling safer for everyone.
Whether or not this initiative will work is down to local authorities and the initiative’s realisation as well as reception by the cyclists on the road.
We’ve collected ‘SMIDSY’ moments (‘Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You’) such as cutting across into the cycling lane, overtaking or even opening a car door in a cyclist’s path. These clips are a testimonial to the importance of the government’s cycling safety initiative.