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Title: Fatal and serious collisions involving pedal cyclists and trucks in London between 2007 and 2011
Authors: Talbot, Rachel
Reed, Steven
Christie, Nicola
Barnes, Jo
Thomas, Pete
Keywords: Cyclist
Contributory factors
Road safety
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: TALBOT, R. ... et al, 2017. Fatal and serious collisions involving pedal cyclists and trucks in London between 2007 and 2011. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(6), pp.657-665.
Abstract: Objective: Increased numbers of people riding pedal cycles has led to a greater focus on pedal cycle safety. The aim of this paper is to explore factors that are associated with fatal and a small number of serious injury pedal cyclist crashes involving trucks that occurred in London between 2007 and 2011. Methods: Data were collected from police collision files for 53 crashes, 27 of which involved a truck (≥3.5 tonnes) and a pedal cycle. A systematic case review approach was used to identify the infrastructure, vehicle road user and management factors that contributed to these crashes and injuries and how these factors interacted. Results: Trucks turning left conflicting with pedal cyclists traveling straight ahead was a common crash scenario. Key contributory factors identified included the pedal cyclists not being visible to the truck drivers, road narrowing and inappropriate positioning of pedal cyclists. Conclusions: Crashes involving trucks and pedal cyclists are complex events that are caused by multiple interacting factors therefore multiple measures are required to prevent them from occurring.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Traffic Injury Prevention on 08 Feb 2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2017.1291938
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2017.1291938
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24192
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2017.1291938
ISSN: 1538-9588
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