DEATH OF CYCLISTS IN LONDON 1985-92: THE HAZARDS OF ROAD TRAFFIC

The aim of this report was to determine the characteristics of cyclists and vehicles involved in fatal cycling accidents. Data from Stats 19 on fatal accidents involving a cyclist in Greater London were collected from January 1985 to December 1992. In all 178 cases were analysed. The following data were analysed: a) location (inner or outer London); b) age and sex of cyclist; c) the vehicles involved; d) the manoeuvre that contributed to the accident; e) variations in fatalities with time (year, season, time of day, and day of week); and f) environmental conditions (weather and/or visibility). Among the conclusions reached is that heavy goods vehicles cause 30 times as many cyclists' deaths as cars and five times as many as buses.

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Gilbert, K
    • McCarthy, M
  • Publication Date: 1994-6-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1534-7
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 308
    • Issue Number: 6943
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
    • Serial URL: http://www.bmj.com/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00665299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM