CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUTHFUL BICYCLE RIDERS IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY AND EVENTS ACCRUING TO OPERATION OF THE VEHICLES

ACCIDENT DATA FOR RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA WERE ACCUMULATED THROUGH THREE LEVELS OF REPORTING: HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS, POLICE RECORDS, AND A MONTHLY REPORT FROM THAT WAS SENT TO SUBJECTS WHO AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DATA COLLECTION PHASE OF THE STUDY. AN ESTIMATE OF EXPOSURE WAS CALCULATED THROUGH USE OF A CYCLOMETER. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE THREE TYPES OF BICYCLES IDENTIFIED IN THE STUDY (HIGHRISE, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND STANDARD) EXPERIENCED ACCIDENTS AT RATES WHICH DID NOT ATTAIN STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE. OBSERVED RATES FOR ACCIDENT OCCURRENCE FOR MALES, AS COMPARED TO FEMALES, AND BY AGE GROUPS WAS ALSO NOT STATISTICALLY DIFFERENT. IT WAS OBSERVED THAT YOUNGER RIDERS WILL BE LIKELY TO SUSTAIN THE MORE SERIOUS ACCIDENTS WHILE THE OLDER RIDER WILL MORE OFTEN BE INVOLVED IN A POLICE REPORTED SITUATION.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Highway Safety Research Center
    Chapel Hill, NC  USA  27599
  • Authors:
    • PASCARELLA, E A
    • Foley, J P
    • LEVINE, D N
    • Stewart, J R
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM