Bicycle and motor vehicle crash characteristics

Monash University Accident Research Centre - Report #251 [2006]

Authors: Watson, L.M.& Cameron, M.H.

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Abstract

This report describes the characteristics of crashes involving bicycles and motor vehicles and was based on data on police reported crashes in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia during 2000-2004.

Crashes involving 13,901 bicycle riders were matched to colliding motor vehicles and their drivers. These collisions were used to describe characteristics of bicycle crash circumstances, demographics and serious injury outcomes of both bicycle riders and motorists involved.

Results of the research has been valuable in providing insight into understanding bicycle and motor vehicle collisions resulting in injury to the bicycle rider. Directions for further research have been suggested.

Sponsoring organisation - Amy Gillett Foundation