CALIFORNIA BICYCLE ACCIDENTS -- THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ENFORCEMENT AND EQUIPMENT FACTORS

Bicycle accidents in 1973 numbered 10,535, 1,749 fewer accidents than expected based on a four-year trend. Statewide, fatal and injury bicycle accidents significantly decreased in 1973. The number of bicycle accidents in CHP jurisdiction showed a significant decrease, bicycle accidents in non-CHP jurisdiction increased. Bicyclists under age 15 were involved in 60.7% of all bicycle accidents. Bicycles involved in accidents were less likely to be equipped with chain guards than were bicycles in the general population. The bikeway accident rate (accidents on bikeways per mile of bikeway) is slightly lower than roadway accident rates (accidents per mile of road). Bicycle accidents decreased in those Departmental Zones which recorded the greatest increase in enforcement actions. Repetitive bicycle violations violated the same rules-of-the-road as the one time bicycle violatiors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Highway Patrol

    P.O. Box 942898
    Sacramento, CA  USA  94298-0001
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM