- According to the RTA’s most up to date data, between 2004-2008 there were 5,800 crashes involving a pedal cycle, resulting in 61 persons killed and 5,946 injured. Around 95 per cent of these casualties were the pedal cyclist.
- There are range of manoeuvres that contribute to crashes involving pedal cyclists.An analysis of pedal cycle crashes between 2004-2008 identifies that only five per cent involved a pedal cyclist colliding with an opening door of a motor vehicle and only around three per cent involved a car turning left into the path of a pedal cyclist.
Sadly there is only mention of 8% of the causes of cycling accidents, and no mention of the other, and statistically more significant 92%. Actually I remember reading somewhere, probably on a report in England, that 80% of cycling accidents do not involve a car at all, but just the cyclist on their own.