Journal article

Accident rates amongst regular bicycle riders in Tasmania, Australia

Andrew J Palmer, Lei Si, Jared M Gordon, Tim Saul, Beverley A Curry, Petr Otahal, Peta L Hitchens

ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: To characterise the demographics, cycling habits and accident rates of adult cyclists in Tasmania. METHODS: Volunteers ≥18 years of age who had cycled at least once/week over the previous month provided information on demographics; cycling experience; bicycles owned; hours/km/trips cycled per week; cycling purpose; protective equipment used; and major (required third-party medical treatment or resulted ≥1 day off work) or minor (interfered with individuals' regular daily activities and/or caused financial costs) accidents while cycling. RESULTS: Over 8-months, 136 cyclists (70.6% male) completed the telephone survey. Mean (standard deviation) age was 45.4 (12.1) years with 17.1 (11...

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