newspaper article AUS
This article was in today's Age clicky
This mentions the recently discussed british survey... but a few points I found.. interesting
The British research comes as a new Australian report into cycling deaths has found that slashing speed limits on Melbourne's roads would stop cyclists being killed.
■Cyclists make up 3 per cent of deaths on Australian roads.
■80 per cent of cyclists killed on our roads since 1991 were men.
Maybe thats because a higher percentage of cyclists are male
■Teenage boys aged 15 to 19 made up more than 10 per cent of cyclists killed.
■Drivers who hit and killed cyclists blamed poor visibility as the main factor in the accident. cos THEY weren't paying enough attention maybe ?
■In 48 bicycle fatalities between 2001 and 2004, 18 riders were not wearing helmets.
■In 60 per cent of fatal bicycle crashes, the cyclist was at fault, particularly at intersections.