Fwd: Re: Fwd: [CR]accidents on roads - wrong interpretation!


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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:04:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Art Link <artlink@columnssanantonio.com>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Fwd: [CR]accidents on roads - wrong interpretation!
To: classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


YES,YES,YES!The statistics may be incomplete,but of ALL accidents involving cars 14% were riding with traffic,8% against traffic. It is therefore 75% more likely that you may be hit by a car if you are legal and riding with traffic. Aren't statistics fun! Art Link,San Antonio,TX,USA

hersefan@comcast.net wrote: From: hersefan@comcast.net To: artlink@columnssanantonio.com, classic rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> CC: Art Link <artlink@columnssanantonio.com> Subject: Re: Fwd: [CR]accidents on roads - wrong interpretation! Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 23:45:18 +0000

No! No! No!

The statistics do not imply that it is safer to ride against trafic.

Since the vast majority of riders ride with traffic, it means that a shockingly high number of the wrong-way folks were involved in the accidents that did occur!

Mike Kone in Boulder CO

-------------- Original message -------------- From: Art Link <artlink@columnssanantonio.com>
> So riding against traffic is much safer than riding with the flow.Not legal in
> texas but I'll take my chances with the cops rather than losing my other eye in
> another bike accident.Thanks for the info. Art Link,San Antonio.TX,USA" 1% live
> to ride and ride to live"
>
> John Redman wrote: From: "John Redman"
>
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 05:48:31 +0800
> Subject: [CR]accidents on roads
>
> A friend (Larry English) here in Atlanta just sent this to me.
>
> John Redman
> Hapeville, Ga
>
> Reasons for Wrecks
>
>
>
> Bob Mionske is a two-time U.S. Olympic cycl ing team member (4th in the 1988
> road race) who now specializes in bicycle law in Portland, Oregon. He writes
> the "Legally Speaking" column for velonews.com, has a book called "Bicycling
> and the Law," and runs a website at http://www.bicyclelaw.com. In short, he
> 's
> an expert on cyclists' rights and how laws affect them.
>
>
>
> His legal work also makes Mionske, 45, savvy about crashes. According to his
> research, there are about 500,000 cycling accidents each year that
> result in an
> emergency room visit. Here's how they happen (numbers are rounded):
>
>
>
> ---59% involve no object or other person
>
> ---14% involve a fixed object
>
> ---11% involve a moving motor vehicle
>
> ---9% involve another bicycle
>
> ---3% involve an animal
>
> ---3% involve a pedestrian
>
> ---1% i nvolve a stationary motor vehicle
>
> ---1% other
>
>
>
> Considering only accidents involving a moving motor vehicle (11%),
> here's where
> they happen:
>
>
>
> ---45% in an intersection
>
> ---25% entering a roadway
>
> ---14% riding with flow of traffic
>
> ---8% riding against traffic
>
> ---9% other
>
>
>
> The lessons are obvious: Never stop working on your bike-handling skills,
> and
> be extra cautious where there can be cross traffic -- in intersections or w
> hen
> riding onto busier roads.
>
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