Moffat & Co Solicitors

Moffat & Co Solicitors
Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors Scotland
PO Box 28287
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 2WU
Telephone:
0131 662 6988
Fax:
0131 667 8175

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Cycling Accidents - Should We Take A Leaf Out Of Yorkshire's Book?

Cycling accidents can injure the individuals involved in them severely, and sometimes fatally. A human body is just so delicate when it is involved in a collision with a car or other vehicle. So are the Scottish government doing enough? Or should we take a leaf out of Yorkshire's book?

Cyclists are vulnerable and this is exactly why East Riding's council applied to the English government for a grant to be able to develop a cycle route to keep riders safe. Their concern was for the safety of cyclists in two Yorkshire accident black spots - between Tickton and White Cross roundabout and Swinemoor Lane roundabout and Grovehill roundabout. One cyclist has been killed and 5 further cyclists have been injured in accidents that have occurred in this area in the past five years.

The Department for Transport's Cycle Safety Fund has awarded East Riding council 868, 000 to create the cycle paths which will run alongside one of the biggest A roads in the area. The A1035 sees thousands of vehicles pass along it per day, including a huge number of heavy goods vehicles. The new cycle paths will undoubtedly make travelling this route a lot safer for the cyclists using it following their completion later this year and early next year.

The National Cycle Network runs up into Scotland but the routes are less dense than they are in other regions in the UK. Cycle safety is important, as cycling is a much healthier and more sustainable way to travel than other alternatives - such as car. Wherever a cyclist is riding in the UK it is important that enough is being done to ensure their risk of being involved in an accident is at its lowest.

A recent protest outside the Scottish parliament saw campaigners calling for better investments in cycle safety. In fact, what this brought to light is that more than double the amount being spent in England (excluding London) is being spent on cycle safety in Scotland. Investments are being made in new infrastructures, safety courses and projects. The protesters suggest they feel this is not enough - but in fact, what becomes very apparent is that we don't need to be taking a leaf out of Yorkshire's book, but that Yorkshire needs to take a leaf out of ours.

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Since contacting Stan I was continously informed of the development and progress of each step of my claim. Stan was persistent and patient throughout the whole process and reassured me he would win me the compensation I deserved - and he was true to his word. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my claim and this is all thanks to Stan.

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My case was dealt with personally by Stan Moffat and what a brilliant guy. His office contacted me personally by telephone at the start of my claim to explain who they were and what they would be doing for me. All through the case I was kept fully informed of all actions either by e-mail or by letter and reassured by Stan several times of any queries I had.

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I highly recommend the service that this firm brings and the speed that they move at.

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