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.
Anacapa Sciences, Incorported2034 de la Vina, P.O. Drawre Q
Santa Barbara, CA USA 93102
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Cross, K D
- Fisher, G
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Bicycles; Collisions; Crash causes; Crash injury research; Drunk drivers; Drunk driving; Research; Statistical analysis; Surveys; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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