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Cycling Safety in the UK

CYCLING ROAD SAFETY An Introduction to cycling in the UK: According to the Department for Transport National Travel Survey (NTS) Cycling accounts for 2% of trips made in Great Britain. According to research published by the Department for Transport (DfT) 10% of adults in England cycle at least once a week 3% of adults cycle at least 5 times a week. Adults cycling at least 5 times a week: 25% 14% 10% Cambridge Oxiord York 9% 8% 8% Насkney South Rutland Cambridgeshire The 2011 census data reports that 742,675 adults in the UK cycle to work. 19,091 accidents involving cyclists were reported in 2012 15,751 were slightly injured 3,222 were seriously injured 118 of them WERE FATAL dơọ0ơ 4/5 cyclist casualties are male We asked: "Have you ever had an accident while out riding your bike?" 35% yes, whilst riding a pedal cycle. 20% yes, whilst riding an electric bike. 51%, No, I've been lucky so far... Sample size: 288 people, Multiple Choice Answers We asked: you have had an accident, what happened?" "If 34%| 32% 27% 5% 5% 24% "I fell off, it was my own fault" "I fell off because of the riding conditions" (ice, rain, etc.) "Somebody hit me with their vehicle" "Problem with my bike" "I hit somebody's vehicle accidentally" Other Most accidents happen in urban areas... Almost two thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured were involved in collisions at, or near, a road junction. T-junctions are the most commonly involved. 80% of cycling accidents occur in daylight. However~ cycling accidents in the dark are more likely to be fatal. The most dangerous hours for cyclists are: 8-9am 3-брт weekdays We asked: "How could cycling be made safer for all of us?" 89% 75% 53% 51% 44% 35% Better cycle routes and road design Improved driver awareness of cyclists Encouraging more people to cycle Better training for new cyclists Reduce the use of heavy vehicles in town centres Compulsory safety ear & helmets. In London 20% of cyclist fatalities involve HGV's Cycling Safety Tips Follow the Highway Code: Don't just run red lights or cycle on the pavement unless it's a designated cycle path. Keep out of the gutter: Ride positively, decisively and well clear of the kerb. Signal clearly at all time: Check over your shoulder, make eye contact with drivers who may be following, signal clearly and then make your move. Take a cycling course: This will equip you with the skills and confidence to cycle on today's roads. Make sure your bike is suitable for you: A bike that is too big or too small, too heavy or too sporty can be incredibly dangerous. TOP TIP: An electric bike is a good option for those who need a little extra power boost. We asked: "Do you feel safer riding an electric bike?" 54% 19% 18% 8% "Yes, I feel safer riding an electric bike" "As safe as riding a pedal cycle" "No safer than riding a pedal cycle" "I would not ride at all without an electric bike" Brought to you by: 50cycles •com Sources: Original data from I I I I

Cycling Safety in the UK

shared by BoomOnline on Sep 17
The data in this infographic has been collected by ourselves by getting out and about and asking the general public. We think that an electric bike is safer than a pedal bike so we took to the streets...




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