Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


From nowhere, to nowhere

That’s us cyclists.

It’s called a ‘looked-but-failed-to-see-error’ and it’s the biggest danger to adult cyclists, by far. Anticipating ‘looked-but-failed-to-see errors’ is the best thing you can do for your own safety while riding a bike, by far.

Up to 93% of motorists say it is sometimes hard to see cyclists while driving, according to a survey of nearly 18,000 drivers.

More than half (55%) are often “surprised when a cyclist appears from nowhere”, the AA/Populus survey said.

Drivers in London were the most likely to look out for pedal cyclists, while drivers in Wales and Northern Ireland were least likely to do so.

The survey coincides with a national AA bike awareness campaign.

Initially, about one million free stickers will be distributed to drivers as a reminder to do a “double take” in their mirrors for cycles and motorcycles in their blind spots.

via BBC News – Motorists find cyclists hard to spot, AA survey shows.



Bicycle collision rate per 10000 population by age group, Washington State ’88-93
December 4, 2011, 00:49
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Also from the Wessels pdf



Reported bicycle collisions Washington state ’88-93
December 4, 2011, 00:36
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From the study by Ralph Wessels (pdf).



Map of road fatalities 2001-2009
November 26, 2011, 00:44
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ROAD FATALITIES USA

A very cool and probably a useful tool, although the database (FARS), based on police reports, is incomplete. Shows pedestrian, vehicle occupant, cyclist or motorcyclist, w/ age.




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