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Safety Research Report - Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures
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Board Meeting : Safety Research Report - Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center
11/5/2019 9:30 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board met on Nov. 5, 2019, to adopt the findings and recommendations of Safety Research Report ‘Bicyclist safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures.’

‘Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures’ is the NTSB’s first analysis of bicyclist safety in 47 years. The growing use of bicycles as a means of transportation and the resulting safety issues prompted the NTSB’s action. In 2017 alone, 783 bicyclists died in crashes involving motor vehicles. Bicyclists are considered vulnerable road users as they are more vulnerable to injury or death in the event of a crash. The safety research report updates the agency’s understanding of bicyclist safety in the US by examining the prevalence and risk factors of bicycle crashes involving motor vehicles and assessing the most applicable countermeasures.

Abstract

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Presentations:

Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

Bicyclist Safety on US Roadways: Crash Risks and Countermeasures - Eric Emery, PhD

Improving Roadway Infrastructure for Bicyclists - Ivan Cheung, PhD

Enhancing Conspicuity - Jana Price, PhD

Mitigating Head Injury - Ivan Cheung, PhD

Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

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