Sunday, 20 December 2009

Actually, this does surprise me

Risky cycling rarely to blame for traffic accidents, study finds.

Well, for starters it's in the Guardian, and the Grauniad is notoriously anti-car.

With adult cyclists, police found the driver solely responsible in about 60%-75% of all cases, and riders solely at fault 17%-25% of the time.

The cyclists' lobby group CTC said the report showed that the government needed to focus more on driver behaviour rather than on issues such as cyclists wearing helmets. The TRL published a separate DfT-commissioned report today in which it was estimated that the universal use of helmets could save between 10 and 15 lives a year, a conclusion disputed by the CTC.

So there. It's mainly the driver's fault when you get run over. It certainly was in my case.

1 comment:

Kaboom said...


It solely depends upon whether they reverse back or not.....