A special present for Euan, Human et al
Seeing red over light-running cyclists?
by Jono Lovelock
The relationship between cars and bikes continues to be studied from every angle, and just this month the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) at the University of Adelaide has published a report about car and cyclist collisions. Perhaps the most interesting thing to take from the study was that red-light-running by cyclists only contributed to 1% of collisions.
It’s worth nothing that although red-light-running might annoy motorists, perhaps it’s not something we should focus on if it is such a small contributor to accidents on the open road. Surely addressing the factors that cause crashes and therefore have a demonstrable cost on society is the most productive course of action for police and policy makers. What are your thoughts? Are we seeing red over nothing?
Click here to read about the report in depth.
http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2013/04/r ... -april-23/
http://cyclepolice.com/profiling-cyclis ... n-crashes/
Although N=~60 is nothing great... but the trends are the same whenever studies actually investigate car & bike collisions