Psychomotor and experimental correlates of bicycle riding performance are determined. The performance measures are selected with an emphasis on safety rather than endurance or stunt riding abilities. The nonriding predictive measures are collected from tests measuring a subject's perceptual-motor and physical abilities, and responses to a questionnaire containing items on experience, self-rating of skill, automobile driving experience, and accident history. The results indicate that the physical proficiency factors of equilibrium, trunk strength, and dynamic flexibility, and the questionnaire items on experience and self-rating of skill are significantly correlated with a general measure of skill. Braking performance is significantly correlated with reaction time and self-rating of cautiousness. Recommendations are made for future research and for the improvement of bicycle braking systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, and the technical Program of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, held at the University of Maryland, College Park, July 11-16, 1976. Available from the Human Factors Society, Santa Monica, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Ergonomics Association

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    Human Factors Society

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  • Authors:
    • Daniels, E B
    • Zajkowski, M M
    • Drury, C G
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 410-414

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM