Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cycling Ride2School Bike Fall Hospitalisations Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths 2002

It is important that Parents and cyclists be able to make 

an informed choice before taking up cycling 

as well as responsible choices in their road usage. 

It is also worth noting the prevalence of bike fall hospitalisations.

Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria (2002) states:

  • Around 80% of all cyclist hospitalisations are for crashes that do not involve motor vehicles.

  • All the cyclists who have a crash ‘all by themselves’, called bicycle alone or single vehicle crashes. These account for around 80% of all hospitalisations. (The police data include DCA 174 ‘out of control on carriageway’. Police would not be called to a similar crash on a bike path.)

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