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New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia

Started this discussion. Last reply by velogrrl Feb 7, 2009. 18 Replies

 

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velogrrl replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"good questions, as far as I can see there isn't any record in that report of helmet wearing. This is the problem with all the crash data of course, is trying to compare apples with apples. In the ATSB report it does have helmet wearing stats -…"
Feb 7, 2009
Ma Dame Vélo replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"I know we shouldn't get into the helmet-wearing debate here but........ That figure of 25.7% of cyclists with head injuries - what percentage of them were wearing helmets? If 25.1% of car drivers (not wearing helmets) will have a head injury…"
Feb 7, 2009
velogrrl replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"31% of seriously injured peds will have ahead injury; 25.1% of seriously injured car occupants will have a head injury; and 25.7% of seriously injured cyclists will have a head injury - but we are the ones who hace to wear helmets because of our…"
Feb 7, 2009
Doddsy replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"I think most of those statistics have nothing to do with safety they have to do with risk. Motorists Kill Each other and Cyclists get killed by Motorists. If you take cars out of the equation the risks to cycling will all but disappear. If you…"
Feb 7, 2009
CM replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"> Ride and take care. Thank you.. I try to :-) However... > I am not comparing it with driving a car necessarily. What are you suggesting then?? Isn't this a case of us versus them? ;-) Seriously though.. > Reading that link CM, I…"
Feb 6, 2009
Bob Moore replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"More to do with covering the costs than legal blame. The EC, after several years of debate, passed a law about insurance. Most member states except UK agreed that motor vehicle drivers must be insured to cover a crash with a cyclist, regardless of…"
Feb 6, 2009
Ma Dame Vélo replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"Reading that link CM, I remain unconvinced that I am safer on a bike than in a car. In any case, I reckon riding a bike is an inherently dangerous activity per se. I am not comparing it with driving a car necessarily. However, like everyone else on…"
Feb 6, 2009
CM replied to J-Mac's discussion New Matilda on cycling safety in Australia
"> no point pretending that cycling is as safe as driving a motor car - it isn't. ummm... I've always been led to believe that statistics say otherwise. Drivers appear to be far more likely to die whenever they get behind the wheel of…"
Feb 6, 2009

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