Have you been involved in an accident while cycling?

Discussion in 'Activism / Safety' started by lacherez, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. lacherez

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    Hello all,

    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Philippe Lacherez and I am a researcher working in the School of Optometry within the Vision and Driving Unit, led by Professor Joanne Wood at the Queensland University of Technology located in Brisbane, Australia. We are currently working on a project that aims to better understand:

    The circumstances associated with accidents involving vehicles and cyclists

    We are particularly interested in understanding the factors leading to accidents involving cyclists, with the subsequent aim of improving the safety of cyclists on the road. We are now in the preliminary stages of distributing a survey to various cycling groups and websites. Our aim is to gain an insight into the factors surrounding any accidents that cyclists may have been involved in when on the road. From such insight we hope to be able to inform current policies regarding cyclist safety and consideration on the road.

    I have been asked to get in contact with cycling groups and organisations to ascertain whether they would be willing to complete some surveys and help us in our work to increase cyclist safety and reduce cyclist injuries and fatalities.
    We are looking for respondents from all over the world, not just Australia.

    The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and is available on-line via a Google survey form which can be found at:

    Bicycle Accident Questionnaire

    Thank you for your time, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,

    Philippe Lacherez | Senior Research Assistant | Vision and Driving Unit | Centre for Eye Research | Queensland University of Technology | Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia
    | CRICOS No. 00213J
     
  2. CTD50

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    Surprised this was still active....