Cyclists receive on average £8,800 in compensation for injuries from potholes
A study commissioned by Cycling UK has found that cyclists, who have been injured by a pothole, received an average of £8,800 over the past five years. This is significantly higher than claims settled for motorist. Councils have paid out nearly £45m in compensation and legal fees for incidents involving cyclists and drivers in the last five years. They also pay out 25 times more to cyclists than motorists – as the extent of their injuries are thought to be more severe.
The findings coincide with Cycling UK’s ‘Pothole watch’ week which runs from 3rd March to 9th March 2019, to raise awareness of potholes and to encourage road users to report defect road issues.
More information about the study and the work Cycling UK’s ‘Pothole Week’ can be found here.
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