COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF VEHICLE-BICYCLIST AND VEHICLE-PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS IN JAPAN

Bicycles are widely used for transportation in Japan, and many vehicle-bicycle accidents occur. The purpose of this study is to provide basic information for use in mitigating bicyclist injuries by comparing the circumstances under which bicyclists as well as pedestrians suffered injuries in collisions with vehicles, based on analyses of accident data. The purpose was to make clear the differences in the injury-causing factors between these two groups of vulnerable road users. The data analyses confirmed that the head of both bicyclists and pedestrians was the main injured body region in fatal accidents in Japanese traffic environments, as in other countries.

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  • Authors:
    • Maeki, T
    • KAJZER, J
    • Mizuno, K
    • Sekine, Y
  • Publication Date: 2003-11

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00963979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM