BICYCLE ACCIDENTS AND USAGE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: A PRELIMINARY STUDY
Data on a nonrepresentative sample of 1,232 young adults aged 16 to 30 were collected in October, 1972, from 27 college campuses representing all nine U.S. Census areas. Information was gathered concerning the bicyclist, the bicycle used, the person's use of the bicycle on their last driving day, and accidents occurring in the past 5 years, with emphasis on those in the past 12 months. The relationship of usage and accident patterns with sex and type of bicycle were highlighted. Generally, males and bicycles with 5 or more gears had more accident occurrences, but fewer accidents per 1,000 miles of exposure. Significant interactions of sex and bicycle type were also found. Usage and exposure differences between accident and no-accident groups were discussed. The accident group had higher mileage and used their bicycles more often, more for transportation than recreation, and in heavier motor-vehicle traffic than the no-accident group. Comparisons of these preliminary adult bicyclist data were made with data from earlier studies of children.
- Prepared in cooperation with Schwinn Bicycle Co., Chicago, Ill.
National Safety CouncilResearch Department, 444 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL USA 60611
Schwinn Bicycle Company1856 North Kostmer Avenue
Chicago, IL USA 60639
- Schupack, S A
- Driessen, G J
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 73 p.
- TRT Terms: Adolescents; Bicycles; Census; Crashes; Data collection; Gender; Hazards; Recreation; Risk assessment; Safety; Statistical analysis; Traffic density; Transportation; Universities and colleges; Urban areas; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Mileage
- Old TRIS Terms: Minors
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Education and Training; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00143332
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 051-7 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM