Crash characteristics of on-road single-bicycle crashes: an under-recognised problem

As bicycling continues to be encouraged for its health benefits, cycling injury rates are rising. The etiology of single-bicycle crashes are poorly understood, as these crashes are often under-reported. In this study, the authors examine the crash characteristics of a sample of cyclists involved in on-road single-bicycle collisions and admitted to hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. The study's findings show single-bicycle crashes accounting for 48% of on-road crashes and often involving experienced cyclists. Because of the diversity of crash causes in single-bicycle crashes (including loss-of-control events, interactions with tram tracks, striking potholes or objects and mechanical issues with bicycles), the authors suggest that a multifaceted approach to prevention is necessary to reduce these crash types.


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  • Accession Number: 01747025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2020 2:55PM