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Bicyclist injury severities in bicycle-€“motor vehicle accidents

This research explores the factors contributing to the injury severity of bicyclists in bicycle–motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina, USA. The researchers found the largest effect is caused when estimated vehicle speed prior to impact is greater than 80.5 km/h where the probability of fatal injury increases more than 16-fold.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Bicycle-related head injury: a study of 86 cases

This research paper examines 86 victims of bicycle accidents who underwent a neurosurgical intervention in a Belgium hospital between 1990 and 2000. 


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Urban/rural variation in children’s bicycle-related injuries

This research paper examines bicycle-related injury rates for children living in urban and rural areas of Canada.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Estimating the risk of collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles at signalized intersections

This research paper proposes a methodology for estimating bicyclemotor vehicle accident risks based on probability theory.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Comparative analysis of vehicle–bicyclist and vehicle–pedestrian accidents in Japan

This research investigates bicyclist and pedestrian injuries in collisions with vehicles in Japan.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Trauma to adult bicyclists: a growing problem in the urban environment

Thia research, published in the journal Injury in 2003, reviewed injury statistics from Massachusetts. It found adult bicycle trauma is a significant health and financial problem in the urban state of Massachusetts. Bicycle education and legislation emphasising safe bicycling practice, the protective effects of helmets, and the danger of cycling under the influence of alcohol may help alleviate this problem. 


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Toronto bicycle commuter safety rates

This research examines the rate of collisions, falls and injuries in different riding environments. It found that the rate of collision on off-road paths and sidewalks was lower than for roads.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Car Driver and Bicyclist Behavior at Bicycle Crossings Under Different Priority Regulations

This 1999 study examines the effects of changes to the Finnish Traffic Code concerning rights of way at bicycle crossings put into effect on the first of June, 1997.  It looks at changes in drivers’ and cyclists’ behavior, and on their knowledge.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Attention and expectation problems in bicycle–car collisions: an in-depth study

This research examines 188 bicycle–car accidents in four cities. Two common mechanisms underlying the accidents were identified. First, allocation of attention such that others were not detected, and second, unjustified expectations about the behavior of others.


Tue 28th Sep 2010

Evaluation and replication of impact damage to bicycle helmets

The research project examined 72 bicycle helmets damaged in crashes. The results indicate that the majority of impacts took place on flat surfaces from drop heights of one metre or less. 


Tue 28th Sep 2010