Slowing motorists down, especially at junctions (to reduce collisions), and improved surface treatments (to reduce single-vehicle accidents) are the most effective means of increasing cyclist safety according to the UK's DfT (Department for Transportation).
Strikes me that this should be the #1 priority of Advocacy and Safety people: slow the motorists down in places where there are cyclists. As several people have pointed out, e.g. Hagen2456, there is an exponential relationship between impact speed and mortality.
Click the link above to read the whole thing before your knee breaks your chin.Originally Posted by road.cc