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Poll finds 14% of cyclists have been run off the road

Investing in cycle insurance may be a wise idea for those who use their bike regularly, as a new survey has revealed one in eight cyclists have been knocked down by a car.

Research carried out by Confused.com found over the last two years, 24 per cent of individuals have been sworn or beeped at by a motorist, while 14 per cent have been run off the road.

A further 11 per cent have been hit as a car door was opened, while four per cent have been chased by an angry driver.

Malcolm Shepherd, chief executive of UK charity Sustrans, said: "People need to be more considerate and aware of all other users when making their journeys. Cyclists are among the most vulnerable groups of road users."

On the other side of the argument, Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire Andrea Leadsom recently commented in a BBC Radio 4 Law in Action interview that more should be done to target reckless cyclists.
 

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