Principal investigator: Rick Neitzel
Source of funding: University of Michigan Injury Center
Description: Bicycling is an active and sustainable alternative to automobile-based transportation, but may entail substantial injury risks. These risks are poorly understood due in part to the challenges and ethical issues inherent in measuring these risks in situ. This study will therefore make innovative use of advanced automobile simulator technology to quantitatively evaluate the driving performance of motorists in response to a range of road characteristics. This study will provide information about risk factors that may lead to injuries among bicyclists and about the effectiveness of certain interventions in preventing vehicle/bicycle crashes.