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Traffic conflicts involving speed-pedelecs (fast electric bicycles): A naturalistic riding study

SWOV researcher Mons, Kamphuis, Vlakveld and Stelling coauthored the article 'Traffic conflicts involving speed-pedelecs (fast electric bicycles): A naturalistic riding study' in the magazine Accident Analysis & Prevention.

Speed-pedelecs -fast electric bicycles offering pedal support up to a speed of 45 km/h- are a recent, environmentally friendly, and mobility efficient innovation. However, their high travel speed may increase crash and injury risk. Due to their recent introduction accurate crash data are not available yet. Since near-crashes may serve as a proxy for crashes this study analyzed traffic conflicts (i.e., near-crashes and minor crashes) in the Netherlands with the aim to proactively identify potential crash partners, crash patterns, and crash risk increasing factors.

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Transport mode, Bicycle, Powered two-wheeler, Risks