THE HAZARD OF CYCLISTS AND MOPED RIDERS IN FIGURES. AN OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS PRODUCED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE DUTCH BICYCLE MASTER PLAN

DE ONVEILIGHEID VAN FIETSERS EN BROMFIETSERS IN CIJFERS. EEN OVERZICHT EN ANALYSE VERVAARDIGD IN HET KADER VAN HET MASTERPLAN FIETS

This paper describes the road hazard magnitude of both cyclists and moped riders in the Netherlands over the 1970-1989/1990 period. The paper also contains an accident analysis of both road user groups regarding the 1987-1989 period. The paper presents the fatal injury risk figures, per travelled kilometer, for both cyclists and for moped riders over the 1986-1988 period. The paper also gives an estimation of the real numbers of both cyclist and moped rider victims. The paper describes the long-term consequences of bicycle accidents. Important conclusions are as follows: (1) The highest priority should be given to the road hazard of cyclists, based on the real numbers of victims; (2) The highest priority should be given to the road hazard of moped riders, when the numbers of victims are related to the traffic performance in million kilometers, according to transport mode; (3) High priority should be given to the road hazard of 0-14 year-old cyclists; (4) Of the moped riders the 15-29 year-olds are responsible for the greatest proportion of victims; and (5) although the percentage of low-speed moped rider (snorfietser) victims is only 1%, the results show a strong increase of the number of these victims.

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 111 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R-91-69

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00671055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1995 12:00AM