A more detailed analysis of 60 consecutive cases of bicycle spoke injuries treated at the casualty ward of the odense university hospital showed that a drop in numbers has occurred from 80 to approx. 60 a year from 1960 to the 1970's, corresponding to a drop from approx. 1780 to approx. 1100 on a national basis. At the same time the frequency of fractures has dropped from 25,2% to 6,7%. In only 2 cases was the bicycle equipped with both seat and dress-guard, and one seat was defective. The accidents caused approximately half the parents to procure relevant safety equipment. There is a need for a safe children's seat with built-in protection for the feet to be manufactured, and information is required on the risk of bicycle spoke injuries to children transported as passengers on bicycles. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Meeting on Biomechanics of Injury.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • Juhl, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 24-32
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM