A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE ON THE ROLE OF ALCOHOL IN BICYCLE/MOTOR-VEHICLE CRASHES

The literature is reviewed to assess the role of alcohol in accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles. Domestic and foreign literature was reviewed along with accident data from the files of selected accident record-keeping agencies. The main conclusions drawn from the literature review are as follows: (1) About three percent of all bicycle/motor-vehicle accidents involve alcohol by one of the vehicle operators; (2) about 78% of the alcohol related bicycle/motor-vehicle crashes involve a drinking motorist and about 22% involve a drinking bicyclist; (3) the incidence of alcohol related bicycle/motor-vehicle crashes has remained relatively constant during the past five years; (4) the frequency of alcohol related bicycle/motor-vehicle accidents is greatest at about 7:00 PM and on weekend days; (5) inferential evidence suggests that the skills required to avoid bicycle/motor-vehicle accidents are seriously degraded by alcohol.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Anacapa Sciences, Incorported

    2034 de la Vina, P.O. Drawre Q
    Santa Barbara, CA  United States  93102

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cross, K D
    • Fisher, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00982
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM