In Portsmouth, the majority of cycle collisions happen at junctions. This trend is increasing (84% in 2016 compared with 78% in 2011).
Our data shows that these accidents happen mostly because drivers are failing to see cyclists - this is the main cause of 74% of collisions involving cyclists. The highest casualty periods are peak commute times, with July also being the highest casualty month.
Through multi-agency events, and with the help of a HGV, we educate drivers and cyclists on vehicle blind spots and demonstrate cyclists' vulnerability to other road users.
By providing face to face intervention, our road safety officers show how positioning can place them in a blind spot, with pedestrians, drivers and cyclists taking each other's viewpoints.
We'll let you know when the next event is by publishing the dates here.