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A better understanding of single cycle accidents of elderly cyclists

Hair, Stefanie de ; Engbers, Carola ; Dubbeldam, Rosemary ; Zeegers, Theo ; Liers, Henrik

Originalveröffentlichung: (2015) 6th International Conference on ESAR 2014
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Freie Schlagwörter (Deutsch): Alte Leute , Deutschland , Eins , Fahrrad , Interview , Konferenz , Niederlande , Radfahrer , Schweregrad (Unfall, Verletzung) , Unfall , Unfallrekonstruktion
Freie Schlagwörter (Englisch): Accident , Accident reconstruction , Bicycle , Conference , Cyclist , Germany , Interview , Netherlands , Old people , One , Severity (acid, injury)
Collection 1: BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 6th International Conference on ESAR
Collection 2: BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
Collection 3: BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
Institut: Sonstige
DDC-Sachgruppe: Ingenieurwissenschaften
Sonstige beteiligte Institution: Nederlandse Centrale Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Dokumentart: InProceedings (Aufsatz / Paper einer Konferenz etc.)
Sprache: Englisch
Erstellungsjahr: 2015
Publikationsdatum: 12.08.2015
Bemerkung: Außerdem beteiligt: Roessingh Research & Development (Enschede); Fietsersbond; Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH
Kurzfassung auf Englisch: Cycling supports the independence and health of the aging population. However, elderly cyclists have an increased injury risk. The majority of injured cyclists is victim of a single-sided accident, an accident in which there is no other party involved. The aim of the project "Safe and Aware on the bicycle" is to develop guidelines for an advisory system that is useful in preventing single-sided accidents. This system is able to support the elderly cyclist; enabling the cyclist to timely adapt his cycling behaviour and improve cycling safety and comfort. For the development of such advisory system the causes of singles accidents and the wishes of the elderly cyclist must be known. First step to obtain this insight was a literature survey and an GIDAS research. Unfortunately accidentology research with GIDAS did not give the full understanding of the pre-crash situations and (especially the behaviour related) factors leading to the accident. The second step was consultation of elderly cyclist through a questionnaire (n=800), in-depth interviews (n=12) and focus group sessions (n=15). This offered complementary information and a much better understanding of the behavioural aspects. Results concern the behaviour in traffic and identify specific physical (i.e. problems looking backwards over the shoulder) and mental issues. Furthermore, the needs and wishes for support in specific cycling situations were identified. In conclusion; The GIDAS results together with the information obtained contacting the elderly cyclists enabled setting up requirements for an advisory system, which is useful in preventing single-sided accidents.