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%
“Unlike the police records, these data show that skidding and slipping accidents are by far the most common type of incident and so this seems to be the area where action might do the most to reduce the number of cyclists experiencing accidents. Even though these are not usually particularly dangerous incidents, reducing their frequency should help encourage people to begin and/or continue travelling by bicycle. Incidentally, we should note that efforts to reduce the incidence of skidding and slipping accidents for bicycles should also have the happy effect of reducing such accidentsfor other single-track vehicles like motorcycles”.
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)