In our Ask The Legal Expert column we get the latest specialist advice from JCP Solicitors, which has an office in Caerphilly.
Kirsty Meech, an Associate Solicitor in the Injury Services team who ran the London Marathon this year, shares some advice on staying safe when running outside on these darker evenings.
Road runners should be extra careful during winter months and should take sensible measures to avoid injury by cars, bikes or scooters by:
• Making sure traffic can see you by wearing
reflective, bright clothing
• Running in a safe, well-lit area where there is a
• Planning your route and telling people where
you are going and when you expect to be back
• Using a headlamp if there are few streetlights
• Not wearing headphones – you need to be able
to hear an approaching hazard
• Going with a running buddy if possible
A&E departments are particularly stretched in the winter and it is important not to put any extra strain on the NHS. Here at JCP Solicitors we see a number of people every year who are dealing with sometimes lifechanging injuries caused by road collisions. This can take a huge toll on people’s lives and the lives of their loved ones. It is important to remember part we play as drivers and cyclists, too, to look out for each other’s welfare.
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