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Old June 24th 09, 04:23 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Philippe Lacherez
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Hello all,


Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Philippe Lacherez and I am a
researcher working in the School of Optometry within the Vision and Driving
Unit, led by Professor Joanne Wood at the Queensland University of
Technology located in Brisbane, Australia. We are currently working on a
project that aims to better understand:

The circumstances associated with accidents involving vehicles and cyclists

We are particularly interested in understanding the factors leading to
accidents involving cyclists, with the subsequent aim of improving the
safety of cyclists on the road. We are now in the preliminary stages of
distributing a survey to various cycling groups and websites. Our aim is to
gain an insight into the factors surrounding any accidents that cyclists may
have been involved in when on the road. From such insight we hope to be
able to inform current policies regarding cyclist safety and consideration
on the road.


I have been asked to get in contact with cycling groups and organisations to
ascertain whether they would be willing to complete some surveys and help us
in our work to increase cyclist safety and reduce cyclist injuries and
fatalities.


The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and is available on-line via a
Google survey form which can be found at:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewf...Wn7E0PMQ&hl=en


Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you.


Regards,


Philippe Lacherez | Senior Research Assistant | Vision and Driving Unit |
Centre for Eye Research | Queensland University of Technology | Victoria
Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
| CRICOS No. 00213J


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Old June 24th 09, 04:52 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Tom Keats
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In article ,

We are particularly interested in understanding the factors leading to
accidents involving cyclists, with the subsequent aim of improving the
safety of cyclists on the road. We are now in the preliminary stages of
distributing a survey to various cycling groups and websites. Our aim is to
gain an insight into the factors surrounding any accidents that cyclists may
have been involved in when on the road. From such insight we hope to be
able to inform current policies regarding cyclist safety and consideration
on the road.


Look, that's already been tirelessly done, done, and done again.

The inter-vehicular problems mostly occur at intersections,
when ROW rules are ignored by one or both parties involved
in a collision. If drivers and cyclists afforded appropriate
ROW to each other, there'd be no problem. Trouble is, so
many of either camp don't even know what ROW is, so intersection
chaos ensues.

If you want "cyclist safety and consideration on the road,"
that's up to the motorized road users who pose the larger
threat to safety.

So maybe it'd be better if you aimed your "survey" at
car drivers instead of bike riders. Ask ~them~ how many
people they've killed or injured.

I hope you've become acquainted with the latest World Heath
Organization's stats on traffic-related deaths & injuries.
I can shove that down your throat if you'd like.

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Old June 24th 09, 11:19 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
John Kane
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On Jun 23, 11:52*pm, (Tom Keats) wrote:
I
Look, that's already been tirelessly done, done, and done again.

The inter-vehicular problems mostly occur at intersections,
when ROW rules are ignored by one or both parties involved
in a collision. *If drivers and cyclists afforded appropriate
ROW to each other, there'd be no problem. *Trouble is, so
many of either camp don't even know what ROW is, so intersection
chaos ensues.

If you want "cyclist safety and consideration *on the road,"
that's up to the motorized road users who pose the larger
threat to safety.

So maybe it'd be better if you aimed your "survey" at
car drivers instead of bike riders. *Ask ~them~ how many
people they've killed or injured.

I hope you've become acquainted with the latest World Heath
Organization's stats on traffic-related deaths & injuries.
I can shove that down your throat if you'd like.

Ah fill it out. The poor reseachers probably need a publication.
It's a pretty bland questionnaire though. Nothing wrong with the
actual questions but I don't see them getting much useful information
out of it.

John Kane Kingston ON Canada
 




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