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MEDIA ADVISORY: Bicyclist Safety Research Report Subject of Board Meeting
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 MEDIA ADVISORY: Bicyclist Safety Research Report Subject of Board Meeting

WASHINGTON (Oct. 16, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intention to hold a board meeting 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.

WHO:  NTSB investigative staff and board members.

WHAT:  An open to the public board meeting.

WHERE:  NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 410 10th St., SW, Washington, DC.

WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EST).

HOW:  Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event. The public meeting will also be webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at shortly before the start of the meeting.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
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Washington, DC 20594