FACTORS IN THE INITIATION OF BICYCLE-MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS

In this study 888 injury-producing bicycle-motor vehicle collisions were examined. Based on the movements of the vehicles involved, the bicyclist and/or bicycle was probably responsible for the initiation of more than three-fourths of the collisions. Bicyclist age was strongly related to probable responsibility for the collision. Through age 12, nine out of ten bicyclists were probably responsible for the collision; above age 12, probable responsibility decreased in proportion to age and only 34% of the bicyclists age 25 or over were probably responsible. Collisions involving bicyclists in various age groups differed considerably in where, when, and how they occurred. The movements of the vehicles primarily involved in the initiation of the collisions were examined and are discussed in terms of countermeasure planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article was published in the American Journal of Diseases of Children, Volume 30, Number 4, April 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    1005 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA  USA  22201
  • Authors:
    • Williams, A F
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-023 364
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1983 12:00AM