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The role of kinetic energy in bicyclist's injury severity at intersections

Bahrololoom, S., Young, W., Logan, D

Cycling Bicyclists Intersections and Roundabouts Statistical, Epidemiology and Other Road Safety

ARSC conference 2018

Kinetic energy management has considerable potential to achieve the objectives of the Safe System. A literature review of bicycle crash studies revealed that there is a big gap in knowledge in understanding the relationship of bicycle crash severity and kinetic energy of these crashes. This study investigated the trends of bicycle crash severity for the kinetic energy related factors. Based on an analysis of police-reported bicycle crashes in Victoria, the results revealed that, in general, similar trends between vehicle to bicycle and vehicle-to-vehicle crashes were identified; however, a number of significant differences were also highlighted.