BICYCLE ACCIDENTS AND USAGE AMONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES

Information was collected concerning the bicyclist, his bicycle, his use of the bicycle on his last driving day, and accidents that occurred in the past 5 years with emphasis on those in the past 12 months. Accident details were requested for incidents that caused bicycle damage or any injury. The group averaged .48 incidents per year, an estimated annual mileage of 667 miles, and a rate of .72 accidents per 1,000 miles. Inter-relationships were identified between accident details and age, sex, experience, type of bicycle, injury treatment, geographic area, city size, and other pertinent variables. A review of selected studies in bicycle safety is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Schwinn Bicycle Co., Chicago, Ill.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611

    Schwinn Bicycle Company

    1856 North Kostmer Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60639
  • Authors:
    • Chlapecka, T W
    • Schupack, S A
    • Planek, T W
    • Klecka, N
    • Driessen, G J
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RD-75-2 Final Rpt., 1901-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1976 12:00AM