CYCLISTS IMPACTED BY SIMULATED VEHICLE FRONTS

Twenty full-scale tests were performed, in which a dummy-cyclist was laterally impacted by simulated vehicle fronts, made of poly-urethane foam. The vehicle geometry, the vehicle impact speed and the vehicle stiffness, as well as the initial position of the dummy's legs, were varied. These tests were performed in the framework of a long-term research programme, aimed to compare vehicle-cyclist and vehicle-pedestrian accidents, and to give recommendations for test methods in future regulations. The trajectories of the cyclist observed in these tests are quite similar to those of pedestrians published in literature. Head/windshield contact seems to be more likely for cyclists than for pedestrians. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 393117. (Author/TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 213-228

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM