Thursday, March 21, 2013
Cycling Ride2School Kids 5-12 yoa Road Related Trauma Greatest Cause Death and Injury Community Safety “Cyclists are much more likely to Die from Bicycle Alone Accidents/ Bike Falls and Riding on the Footpath onto the Road or Crossing than Dooring” Pete Dowe Cycling Safety Cycling Safely Cycling Deaths Fatalities Risk Reduction Informed Choice Victoria's Cycling Strategy Focus on Increasing/ Encouraging Cycling Participation may be Negligent“ Cyclists who break the Law are much more likely to be killed or seriously injured” Bicycle Network Victoria "Young people are being killed riding off the footpath onto the road" Bicycle Network Victoria
"Young people are being killed riding off the footpath
onto the road"
"Most (63%) of the fatalities in this group are under 15 and male." (2002)
"This type of crash also accounts for 18.2% of all cycle crashes."
"This crash type illustrates one of the main problems with footpath riding -
cyclists still have to cross a road at every intersection, including each driveway."
Riders need to take care when leaving the footpath to cross a road
or to begin riding on the road."
"Road safety for children is like pool safety – constant supervision is the key."
Bicycle Victoria's Report into Cycle Deaths in Victoria 2002
"Road-related trauma is the greatest cause of injury and fatality
for children 5-12 years of age"