Cyclists riding safely and legally, motorists driving less so

Just a quicklink, because really I don’t think this surprises anybody here, but it’s good to spread the linkjuice around on this one:

Study blames drivers for bike crashes

on a wooden floor there is a toy car, looming over it is a bicycle wheel

Image source: Mind The Cyclist by Nanagyei, on Flickr (CCL)

Drivers were at fault in 87 per cent of incidents with cyclists and most did not realise they had behaved in a reckless or unsafe manner, according to the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and The Amy Gillett Foundation.

The three-year study into cyclist safety on the roads used mounted video camera footage, as well as helmet-mounted cameras worn by cyclists, to determine the main causes of road accidents between cyclists and motorists.

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2 replies

  1. I don’t doubt that this is true; I see some crazy car drivers out there when I’m on my bike.
    The thing that has been rattling me in the past 18 months is high-speed BIKE riders in cities deciding to go through red lights and just missing me as I step off the kerb to cross to the sweet sound of the green pedestrian signal. Twice, this has happened to me, once in Brisbane and once in Sydney, and I have absolutely no doubt that if they hit me, I would be dead or very seriously damaged by now.
    Has anyone got any statistics on those accidents? Because I’m sure I’m not alone.

    • I’ve seen a few cyclists failing to take proper care for the safety of pedestrians, too. I don’t know if there’s any stats out there on that.

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