Safety in Numbers

CTC - the UK's national cyclists’ organisation, has strongly welcomed the inclusion of a new target to reduce the risk of cycling in the Government’s draft Road Safety Strategy.

The strategy backs CTC’s call for a target to halve the risks of cycling within 10 years, and that this target should be based on reducing the actual risks faced by cyclists, not simply on reducing the number of cyclists injured.


Pedal cycle injuries in NSW: A comparison of data sources

An analysis of police accident data in NSW Australia showed that data consistently over-represented the number of injuries for motor vehicle drivers and passengers, and underestimated the injuries for pedal cycles when compared with hospital data. The finding suggests that Roads and Traffic Authority,NSW, is likely then to focus injury-prevention resources on motor vehicles crashes, and less on pedal cycle accident prevention.

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