ERIC Number: ED174799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Bicycle-Safety Education. Facts and Issues.
Cross, Kenneth D.
Current information on bicycle-safety education is provided for persons engaged in the development, evaluation, or use of bicycle-safety education programs and materials. Following an introduction to bicycle safety, section II provides a brief description of what is known about the size and composition of the U.S. population of bicycles and bicycle users. Section III describes what is known and not known about the magnitude of the bicycle-accident problem. Separate subsections are devoted to the discussion of bicycle/motor vehicle accidents. Data are presented on the characteristics of the accident-involved operators, the type and condition of the accident vehicles, the type of trip the operators were on when the accident occurred, and the types of accident locations. In addition, the accident-generation process is described for 36 different types of bicycle/motor-vehicle accidents. The accident location and the pre-crash actions of both vehicles are illustrated and discussed for the 25 most frequently occurring types of accidents and educational countermeasures are identified for each type of accident. Section VI contains a discussion and recommendations for specific educational objectives. The report concludes with a summary of the problems and issues that must be resolved before an effective educational program can be developed and implemented. (JH)
Descriptors: Accidents, Bicycling, Demography, Educational Objectives, Guides, National Surveys, Problems, Program Development, Safety Education, Tables (Data), Traffic Accidents
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Room 328, 8111 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.
Authoring Institution: Anacapa Sciences, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA.