Monday, May 14, 2007

Women cyclists more at risk of death

Women cyclists are more likely to be killed by lorries than men because they obey red lights and then wait in drivers' blind spots.

Research by Transport for London, which has been kept secret since last July, suggests that cyclists who jump red lights may be safer than those who stick to the law.

Read more (read the comments as well)

Any street-savvy tips for Singapore?

1 comment:

dclh said...

Like some comments there said, it has nothing to do with jumping red lights, or so much about women and men. It is about proper risk analysis. A fundamental point: most traffic rules and infrastructures are not designed for cyclists. Thus, cyclists don't just follow these rules. That is not to say we ignore them.

Street-savvy tips for Singapore? I should have many. My recent post should contain some tips: http://back2nature.blogspot.com/2008/05/notes-from-my-10-over-years-riding-in.html.