NATIONAL TRENDS IN BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Two sets of data collected by the U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) were analyzed to estimate national trends in bicycle accidents for the period 1973-1976. The first data source was the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System which comprises a national sample of hospital emergency rooms that report visits due to product-associated accidents. The second was a group of in-depth investigations of bicycle accidents done by the CPSC. It was found that type of injury and the population injured has not varied substantially over the time period involved. Similarly, the number of bicycle accidents did not increase significantly. When product failure cases were considered, it appeared that a voluntary manufacturers' standard (BMA/6) has reduced the incidence of frame failure.

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    National Safety Council

    444 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Flora, J D
    • Abbott, R D
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00301733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM