Roundabouts present a considerable hazard to cyclists. As well as the risk provided by road defects on and around roundabouts – including diesel spills and pot holes – there’s the added hazard of drivers not seeing cyclists, perhaps due to other vehicles on the road or bushes planted in the centre of a roundabout, and also of drivers who are in the wrong lane, either on the approach to a roundabout or as they exit.

For a cyclist at a roundabout, being aware of surrounding vehicles doesn’t guarantee immunity against an accident – and neither does proper positioning on the road or following the road markings. Most accidents on or near roundabouts happen at a relatively slow speed but, as bicycles will almost certainly be the smaller of the vehicles involved, cyclists are at risk of serious injury and a damaged bicycle.

If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved, through no fault of your own, in an accident at a roundabout, our team of experienced Lawyers at Cycle Law Scotland will be able to advise you on claiming for cycle accident compensation against the party at fault.


Example

4 point roundabout.

Cyclist enters the roundabout in the nearside lane with the intention of exiting at second exit.
Car pulls out from first exit into his path. SMIDSY (Sorry mate I didn’t see you).

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