Bicycle use as a highway safety problem : special study

Show simple item record United States. National Transportation Safety Board 2010-01-20T18:12:39Z 2010-01-20T18:12:39Z 1972-04-05
dc.description 20 p. Illustrations en_US
dc.description.abstract The report reviews the magnitude of the problem, and emphasizes that the majority of losses and injuries are among children 5 to 14 years old. In each of the past 3 years, 800 or more fatalities occurred in collisions between bicycles and motor cars. The status of knowledge is reviewed, and the meagerness of this knowledge is pointed up. The need for much more study is part of the problem. No clearly feasible and effective countermeasures are readily at hand. The authority and responsibility of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reviewed briefly, and the very limited actions. The role and responsibility of the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare are reviewed briefly. Recommendations are made that NHTSA: 1) explore and develop effective methods of integrating training of young people for bicycle operation and automobile driving, 2) if 1) is successful, promulgate a highway safety program standard to implement it, and 3) coordinate its bicycle safety efforts with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW), particularly with respect to bicycle design. It is recommended that DHEW's research focus on injury potential of specific design features as well as operator behavior associated with specific features. It is recommended that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and NHTSA be actively involved in the Department of Transportation's efforts to encourage the use of bicycles to assure that safety is given full consideration. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. National Transportation Safety Board en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Transportation Safety Board en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Report;NTSB-HSS-72-1
dc.subject Bicycles -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject Cycling -- Safety measures en_US
dc.subject Traffic accidents en_US
dc.subject Traffic safety en_US
dc.title Bicycle use as a highway safety problem : special study en_US
dc.type Other en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
HE5614_U6585_1972.pdf 933.2Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record