Cycling Safety and Motorcycles

Children as cyclists

Both child pedestrians and cyclists usually suffer the most severe injuries as a result of road traffic collisions. Children up to age 15 are most at risk for road traffic injuries while cycling. Use of a bicycle helmet can reduce the risk of head or brain injury up to 88%.

Factsheet: Childhood road safety (PDF 164kb)

Current EU national level policy on road safety - cycling safety

Further charts are available in the Child Safety Report Card 2012: Europe Summary for 31 Countries (PDF 9mb).


Cyclist Graph Cyclist Map

Current EU national level policy on road safety - Motorcycles

Motorcyclist Graph Motorcyclist Map

Good practices for prevention: proven effective prevention measures

These charts are taken from the Child Safety Good Practice Guide.

Cyclist Chart Cyclist Chart 2

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