SWOV Fact Sheet

Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)

Cyclists are vulnerable in traffic. Relatively many 12-17 year olds and the 50 year olds and older are casualties. Most of the crashes involving cyclists occur on urban roads, often when a cyclist and car cross each other. Infrastructural measures that separate cyclists as much as possible from motorized traffic, vehicle improvements such as reflectors on bicycles and field of vision improving systems for lorries, and educational measures are aimed at lowering the cyclists' crash rates. Measures that can also improve cyclist safety are the cyclist helmet, closed side underrun protection for lorries, and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

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