Comparative analysis of vehicle-bicyclist and vehicle-pedestrian accidents in Japan.

  title={Comparative analysis of vehicle-bicyclist and vehicle-pedestrian accidents in Japan.},
  author={Tetsuo Maki and Janusz Kajzer and Koji Mizuno and Yasufumi Sekine},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  volume={35 6},
Bicyclist and pedestrian injuries in collisions with vehicles in Japan were investigated based on national and in-depth accident data analyses and mathematical simulations. In an impact with a bonnet-type vehicle, a bicyclist slides over the bonnet of the vehicle, behavior that is not observed for pedestrians. As a result, the bicyclist's head tends to strike a bonnet-type vehicle at a more rearward location in comparison with pedestrians. The first contact position of a bicycle with a vehicle… CONTINUE READING

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