twizzle wrote:Oxford wrote:myforwik wrote:70% of collision involving bicycles are the fault of the cyclist. So high visibility won't help that much.
I have ridden along time in hi-vis and changed to non hi-vis. With hi-vis people pick you up *to quickly* and completely misjudge your speed. I have had people pull out in front of me constantly while wearing high-vis and never where I am wearing all black. I don't know.
the MUARC studies actually suggest nearly 90% of collisions involving cyclists and motor vehicles are the fault of the motor vehicle driver.
No. The helmet camera study showed a high percentage of people riding with helmet cameras were not at fault in accidents, but they are not representative of the general population. (Although, based on my riding experience, I would expect that number would be similar for the general population as well). But there is another Australian study somewhere (can't find via simple search) that investigated cause of death for bicycle accidents and something like 60% of the cyclists killed were at fault.
You may now all return to your normal viewing....
... myopic as it appears.
There is a report from Queensland http://eprints.qut.edu.au/34208/
From 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2008, there were 6328 crashes reported to police involving bicycles and motor vehicles, comprising 93.4% of police reported bicycle crashes. The bicyclist was deemed the at-fault vehicle in 2809 instances (44.4%). Younger cyclists (16 years or younger) and elderly cyclists (80+) were more likely to be the at-fault unit, while cyclists aged 30-69 were at fault in less than 30% of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes
Note the higher number of "cyclist at fault" for younger and older riders.
The role of traffic violations as contributing factors changed according to the unit at-fault (see Figure 4). When the motorist is at-fault, traffic violations were recorded in 85.4% of crashes and driver conditions were recorded for 16.4% of crashes. When the cyclist is at-fault, traffic violations were recorded in only 28.1% of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes.
For crashes where the bicyclist is at-fault, the most frequently recorded traffic violations are: "disobey traffic light" (6.4%); "fail to keep left" (5.1%); and "fail to give way" (4.7%). The contributing factors most likely to be indicated when a cyclist is the at-fault vehicle are: inattention/negligence (34.7%) or inexperience/lack of expertise (26.5%).