STAFF ANALYSIS OF BICYCLES

BICYCLE-RELATED DEATHS AND INJURIES HAVE INCREASED THROUGH THE YEARS AS BICYCLE RIDING HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY. THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION ESTIMATES THAT THIS FISCAL YEAR, 403,000 PERSONS WILL RECEIVE BICYCLE-RELATED INJURIES SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE EMERGENCY ROOM TREATMENT. THE NATIONAL ELECTRONIC INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM (NEISS) HAS AMASSED REPORTS OF MORE THAN 20,000 BICYCLE-ASSOCIATED INJURIES. IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATIONS OF OVER 600 CASES HAVE PROVIDED DETAILED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE BICYCLE INJURY PROBLEM. LACERATIONS, CONTUSIONS/ABRASIONS, AND FRACTURES ACCOUNT FOR 85 PERCENT OF ALL BICYCLE-RELATED INJURIES TREATED IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS. LOSS OF CONTROL, MECHANICAL AND STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS, AND ENTANGLEMENT OF BODY PARTS IN COMPONENTS ARE CAUSATIVE FACTORS IN GREATER THAN 90 PERCENT OF THE CASE STUDIED IN DEPTH.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RPT NO 1202
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Epidemiology

    /Consumer Product Safety Comm
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1974 12:00AM