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TitleAnalysis of South Australian accident data involving child cyclists
AuthorsBaldock MRJ
Year1998
TypeBook Chapter
AbstractThose aged less than 18 years have been found to be over represented in both injurious and fatal traffic-related bicycle accidents. South Australian Police accident data (SA TARS, 1996) indicated that children were involved in over 40% of fatal bicycle crashes in the years 1981 to 1993. Significantly, it was also found by the SA Coroner that the child cyclists were deemed fully responsible for their crash in 86% of cases, compared to the 49% reported for cyclists aged between 18 and 59 (Longo, 1997). These findings suggest that consideration should be given to the ages at which young cyclists can safely ride in traffic.
Report Number1/99
Book DetailsChildren Cycling in Traffic: statistical, developmental and legal perspectives, TJ Bailey, AH Natora (eds)
PublisherFederal Office of Road Safety, Transport and Communiations
SponsorFederal Office of Road Safety (FORS)
ISBN0730861066
Page Range27-34
Page Count8
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Baldock MRJ (1998) 'Analysis of South Australian accident data involving child cyclists', in Children Cycling in Traffic: statistical, developmental and legal perspectives, TJ Bailey, AH Natora (eds), Federal Office of Road Safety, Transport and Communiations, pp 27-34.