Bike Forum. November 2010. Non-collision cycling injuries Rob Benington, NHS Bristol Injury Prevention Manager. Non-collision cycling incidents... A road safety issue. 10,821 admissions to a hospital bed in 2009/10 16,289 (all car occupants)
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Non-collision cycling injuries
Rob Benington, NHS Bristol
Injury Prevention Manager
(Admissions to hospital beds in England;
White British 85%
Oxfordshire County Council, 2005
In 18-60 age group, most NCIs occur during the commute to work. Slipping on ice, while cycling on the road or main highway, is the No.1 injury-danger.
Highlighting the ice hazard will:
But its just a start. 74% of NCIs are not ‘slipping on ice’.
(Or Google - Avonsafe home)
1. Removal (no practical option)
2. Avoidance (Alternative means of transport, question need to travel)
3. Mitigation (Gritting)
4. Adaptation (Change the bike, protective clothing, timing of journey, ED services)
5. Acceptance =Informed consent
(Thanks to the Highways Agency who designed the poster)