Road safety of cyclists at intersections

This paper summarises the findings of two research projects conducted by the Unfallforschung der Versicherer (UDV) - [German Insurers Accident Research] on the safety of cycling at intersections and roundabouts. In the first project turning-off accidents involving cyclists at intersections were examined. Therefore accidents involving vehicles turning-off left or right and cyclists riding straight ahead were analysed. The study reveals that the visual contact between car driver and cyclist, the look over drivers’ shoulder and traffic behaviour compliant to traffic regulations have a high influence on road safety in turning-off situations. In the second research project the safety of cyclists at roundabouts in built-up areas was investigated, in particular accident occurrence, cycling configurations and road users' behaviour. The study shows that cycling paths around the perimeter without priority for cyclists at the intersection legs and cycling in mixed traffic on the carriageway of roundabouts are safer than cycling around the perimeter of roundabouts with priority for cyclists.


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  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01534681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 10:18AM