The number of injured cyclists has increased since the middle of the 1970's. This mainly depends on the increase in cycle traffic. To break this trend measures are suggested in order to (1) increase the construction of cycle routes, (2) improve the conditions for the cycle traffic when mixed with motor traffic, (3) improve the standard of the cycle routes, (4) currently investigate the quality of the cycle network, (5) improve the visibility and lighting of cycles, (6) improve brakes and decrease injury risks of spokes and handlebars, (7) improve the education within the compulsory school and support the parents to train their children in cycling skills, (8) develop safety campaigns to improve the behaviour of cyclists and motorists, and increase the use of safety equipments among cyclists, (9) induce cycle safety moments in motor driver education and further training, (10) change some road rules, i.e. tighten the requirements on motorists at cycle crossings, and tighten the overtaking rules, (11) increase the surveillance of cycle traffic, (12) improve cycle helmets and increase their use, (13) coordinate, implement, and follow-up the cycle safety work by a central cycle safety council, and (14) develop a statistical system for safety analysis, and intensify the research on cycle safety measures.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI Rapport 280, HS-038 788
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM