PennDOT's twitter handle (https://twitter.com/PennDOTNews
) just announced this information:
"DYK? Intersection collisions are the most common type of bicycle incident caused by wrong-way riding. #BicycleSafety"
Is this true?
I don't think PennDOT would twitter feed it if they did not think that it was true.
But, let's take a look at what it tells us:
If you ride INTO traffic (as opposed to riding with traffic), you are most likely to get hit at an intersection, if you get hit at all.
Makes sense to me. Motorists don't GENERALLY look for oncoming traffic in the "wrong" lanes or in the "wrong" directions.
Yeah, it makes sense now. I was just reading the statement wrong, thinking that they were saying that most bike vs. car collisions at intersections were due to wrong-way cycling. Stupid poor word/phrase parsing skills...