Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Bicyclists Are Rarely At Fault for Traffic Accidents
Bicyclists are rarely at fault for causing cycling accidents, according to a recent study commissioned by the British government. In Britain, as here in Chicago, there is a misconception that bicyclists engaging in "rogue" behavior, like blowing through stop signs, are usually at fault for causing their own injuries. However, the study revealed that drivers' failure to look out for bicyclists is the primary cause of serious accidents. The Guardian originally reported this story. I was made aware of it via Urban Velo's website.