Cause many accidents according to hospital data.
Austroads publication AP-R157, "Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety - Investigation of Accidents in Different Road Environments". Available for free download from: http://www.onlinepublications.austroads.com.au/script/Details.asp?DocN=AR0000131_0904 /span>http://www.onlinepublications.austroads.com.au/script/Details.asp?DocN=AR0000131_0904> (requires you to register).
Doorings, as percentage of total cyclist injuries in different places (from
table on page 36):
40.7% Sydney CBD
17.6% Sydney rest of city
14.5% Sydney inner metro
6.1% Sydney outer metro
29.9% Melbourne CBD
20.1% Melbourne rest of city
10.3% Melbourne inner metro
2.7% Melbourne outer metro
Cyclists make mistakes, so do motorists but cyclists don't have doors.
Take where i ride for example "Sydney Cbd" Lets say cyclists make just as many mistakes as motorists.
29.65% acccidents caused by cyclists
29.65% accidents caused by motorists + 40.7% car doors.
What do you think?
Does that sound reasonable to you?
Considering cyclsists seem to have a lot of "silly"accidents that don't involve automobiles 40.7% is a fairly remarkable statistic.