CYCLIST AND MOPED RIDER: A CAT AND DOG? . FOR ALL SAFETY; CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY

FIETSER EN BROMFIETSER, ALS KAT EN HOND?

Differences between cyclist and moped riders are also expressed in the countermeasures taken over the last few years to improve their safety. Cyclists have increased their visibility in an attempt to decrease their chance of an accident. (rear-reflector, reflecting pedals and side reflection). To improve the safety of the moped rider the introduction of a mandatory crash helmet as from February 1, 1975 has been the most important measure. Cyclists and moped riders often behave like cats and dogs and it seems useful to segregate them. They have one thing in common: their enemy the car traffic. During the last years much has been done to protect the cyclist and the moped rider against car traffic: crash helmets for moped riders, separate cycle tracks, a decrease in speed limits in residential streets. Improvements in vehicle construction could also improve the safety for the cyclist and the moped rider. (TRRL)

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    SDU Uitgeverij

    P.O. Box 20014
    S-Gravenhage,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Dijkstra, A
    • HUIJBERS, JJW
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00612112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 901205866 X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM