Individual Cyclists’ Probability Distributions of Severe/Fatal Crashes in Large French Urban Areas

In this study, researchers assessed individual cyclists� probabilities of severe injury or death from a bicycle accident. An empirical Bayesian method was used to conduct an analysis of the fatal/severe probability distribution of a bicycle accident, at the level of individuals, in dense French urban areas. The researchers found that, among intuitive results, wearing a helmet lowers the average probability of such a crash. The study also found that young bicyclists are more exposed to severe and fatal crashes. The results of this study highlight a decrease of attention paid by all types of road users following road infrastructure improvements in favor of cyclists.


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  • Accession Number: 01013419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2005 9:48PM