“Cyclists are much more likely to Die from Bicycle Alone Accidents Bike Falls and from Riding from the footpath onto the Road than Dooring and more likely to be seriously injured by Bike Falls and Riding from the Footpath onto the Road”
From Jan 2006 – 31/12/2012 Vic Roads Crash Stats records that there have been
Five cyclist fatalities in its calendar year summary
from bicycle alone accident, bike falls
"All the cyclists who have a crash ‘all by themselves’, called bicycle alone or single vehicle crashes.
These account for around 80% of all hospitalisations."
This blog strongly opposes certain reforms
VicRoads is currently considering:
"ALLOWING all riders to use the footpath, provided that they give way to pedestrians."
199 were Male.
- Supervision is the key. Don’t let your child near the road unsupervised until you are sure they can stop safely and cross roads safely.
onto the road"
"Most (63%) of the fatalities in this group are under 15 and male." (2002)
"This type of crash also accounts for 18.2% of all cycle crashes."
a road or to begin riding on the road."
They are mostly in metro Melbourne (52%)
Any kind of Cycling More Often?
Road Safety Advocate