Castletown School of Motoring News Cyclists: (VULNERABLE ON PUBLIC ROAD)


As a road user you must be aware of Cyclists as they very vulnerable on Irish roads.
You should watch these particular situations:
– At junctions, when stopping, turning right & especially turning left (watch your inside & left mirror before you do so)
– Where cycle tracks merge with roads;
– When you change lanes (check your mirrors promptly, glances safely before you do so);
– When opening your door to get out of your vehicle (watch your mirrors & blind spot before you do so).
– When reversing (check mirrors & blind spot when you do & stop if it is safe to do so).
– In wet, windy weather or icy roads;
– When over taking (always allow 1 meter as you are over taking, length of a door).
– Do not cut in after over taking (check mirrors before you do so).
– When cyclists are taking off, as they wobble until they build up their speed,
– And when the road surface is poor, as Cyclists may swerve to avoid potholes.
As a cyclist make sure than your bikes is roadworthy & wear appropriate gear for your own safety.
As a driver if you are struggling with cyclist safety on public roads, maybe you should practice with an Approved Driver Instructor ADI to help you to become a safer driver.
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Castletown School of Motoring
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