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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 4 (December 2019) > List of articles

SAFERWHEELS PROJECT: STUDY ON SCENE OF ACCIDENT WITH POWERED TWO-WHEELER AND BICYCLE

Katarzyna SICIŃSKA * / Agnieszka KRUPIŃSKA

Keywords : accident prevention; in-depth investigation; causation, powered-two-wheeler; bicycles; road traffic safety

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 77-88, DOI: https://doi.org/10.20858/tp.2019.14.4.7

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 22-February-2018 / Accepted: 08-October-2019 / Published Online: 08-December-2019

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The article presents results and the way of providing research project on indepth crash study on scene of accidents of 385 Powered Two-Wheelers (motorcyclists, motorists) and 116 bicycles in the European Union in 2014-2017. The main concern of an in-depth crash study at the site of a traffic accident is to collect data on vehicles, roads, and drivers, including interviews with participants. Data descriptive statistics have been used to underline the dominant factors that appear most frequently in accident scenarios with bicycles and PTW, with a special focus on causation by Driving Reliability and Error Analysis Method and injuries coded by the Abbreviated Injury Scale, conducted for these road users across Europe for the first time. Medical data, police records, and jurisdiction files about crashes of PTW and cyclist were collected and analyzed in EU to define the most common accident scenarios and other threats to this group of unprotected road users. The articles present recommendations for making safer driving of motorcyclists and bicyclists.

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