CYCLING IN THE DARK: AN ANALYSIS OF FATAL BICYCLE ACCIDENTS IN THE NETHERLANDS

This paper presents statistical data on the proportions of daytime and dusk/nighttime cycling in urban and rural areas and the respective proportions of accidents. Survey data show that the average percentage of encounters between cyclists and traveling motor vehicles throughout the year is 92% during the day and 8% at night. However, the risk of having a fatal collision is nearly 4 times greater under conditions of darkness. In addition, the risk of a fatal impact was shown to be particularly great for head-tail collisions in rural areas at night.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • NOORDZIJ, P C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM