More support for Safety in Numbers
The phenomenon whereby cycling gets safer the more people who cycle has received
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Gardening is riskier than cycling!
Researchers from the Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia surv
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Commentary on the statistics
An explanation of the mechanism whereby safety equipment can sometimes lead to people acting less safely
How cycling is safer the more people who cycle
Robinson DL, 2005
Safety in numbers applies in Australia too, but has been compromised by helmet laws
Most Dutch cyclists don't wear helmets, but 13% of hospitalised cyclists do. Why?
Wardlaw MJ 2002. Traffic Engineering + Control: Dec 2002 p352-356
Rabl A, de Nazelle A. Transport Policy, 2011.
The risk of fatal accidents is at least an order of magnitude smaller than the health benefit of cycling. An analysis of the uncertainties shows that the general conclusion about the order of magnitude of these effects is robust.
Debate in Injury Prevention, 2001
Rojas-Rueda D, de_Nazelle A, Tainio M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ. BMJ 2011; 343:d4521
The health benefits of cycling outweigh the risks by 77 to 1, in a city where few people wear helmets.
Wardlaw M, BMJ 23 December 2000.
Thought-provoking insights into helmets, safety, segregation.
The data for France
The data for England
Cycling in the Netherlands is safer than in other countries but helmeted cyclists are more likely to be injured.
How cycling compares with other common activities.
How cycling compares with other common activities