Pedal cyclist fatalities in London: analysis of police collision files (2007 - 2011)
- Published: Transport for London (2014)
- Authors: Talbot, R., et al.
- Date Added: 17 May 2017
- Last Update: 17 May 2017
- To extract and analyse data from police files involving fatal and seriously injured cyclists occurring in London between 2007 and 2011.
- To identify the main factors that caused or contributed to these crashes.
- To consider and evaluate countermeasures that could have prevented or mitigated these crashes.
- To recommend action that could be taken to assist in preventing such crashes occurring in the future.
- Detailed information collected at the source. Protocol for doing this established.
- Exercises undertaken to establish what data is relevant.
- Establishment of what data was already available by visiting the police department.
- Simple database created to record quantitative data.
- Small scale pilot undertaken to test the data collection protocols.
- Regular communication between data collections to limit variation and ensure a consensus was reached.
- Supplement this with data from STATS 19.
- Case review undertaken to record relevant data under streamlined headings.
- Countermeasures assigned to contributory factors.
- Countermeasures then grouped under different categories.
Multiple suggestions for changes in infrastructure, cyclists cycling behaviour, recommendations in preventing fatal collisions with large vehicles and recommendations regarding user behaviour.
52% of all fatal crashes between cyclist and HGV involved the HGV making a left turn across the path of a cyclist.
Pedal cyclist fatalities in London by Talbot