One of the big questions that people keep asking when it comes to car accidents is “why do people get hit by the cars?”.
And, as a result, a lot of research is being done on the subject.
One of the most widely researched studies has been done by Dr. David Siegel, who has spent over 20 years studying pedestrian and cyclist injuries and fatalities.
His latest study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, found that while the risk of car accidents was rising in Australia, people were getting hit far more often by the vehicles that they are most likely to be in.
Siegel said the study found that in Australia in 2010, for every 100,000 people the average driver was involved in a car accident, the average cyclist had been involved in at least one crash, and the average pedestrian had been hit at least five times.
This study found the rate of car crashes in Australia was up to 50% higher for people under 30 than for older people.
He said, “The vast majority of injuries are caused by drivers of motor vehicles and it’s not clear why this is the case.
People are becoming more conscious of what they’re doing, they’re not as likely to think about stopping for pedestrians and cyclists.
It’s just as likely they’ll hit a pedestrian, and they’ll get killed.”
Siegel’s research also found that a driver’s risk of getting hit was lower for people of lower socio-economic status, those in shorter walking distance to work, those living in suburbs, and those who had been in a lower-than-average number of years driving.
He said, “”In terms of the driver, there are some very common factors that have an effect on how people can be hit.
One of those is how often people are travelling at high speeds.
People who are travelling slower at high speed have less time to react to their surroundings.
The other factor that we’re seeing is the length of time people are driving.
People don’t think about slowing down or slowing down in a high-speed environment.””
The findings of this study, along with a survey by Siegel and colleagues, have been published in a new study titled “What is the relationship between car crash risk and vehicle size?”
Siegel has also conducted another study looking at the impact of increasing the height of car barriers in Australia.
He found that there were many more pedestrians and cyclist fatalities per kilometre of car barrier compared to before.
Sikelele said, “People have been saying, ‘why do we continue to see these crashes increase as cars get bigger?’
Well, I think it’s because of these barriers themselves.
If we could get rid of the barriers, people would stop being hit by them.”
He said this is a common misconception, and that the car industry is doing everything in its power to increase safety.
“They’ve got barriers on every single road in Australia,” he said.
“They’ve been talking about removing them for years now.
We need to have them removed from the road.”
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) says it is not aware of any specific research that links height of barriers to increased risk of collision with vehicles.
But it is important to remember that the size of the car itself is not a factor in whether or not a pedestrian or cyclist will get hit.
“There are many variables that affect the type of collision you might get,” AAA regional director of transport operations and policy James Wilson said.
“For instance, there is the size and weight of the vehicle.
You might get a collision where a vehicle is much larger, and a pedestrian would be a little bit further away from the vehicle than a cyclist.”
Wilson said that for most people, it’s all about how you are travelling, and there is no single cause that causes people to be hit more often than others.
“[For people who] have been hit more, the safest way is to slow down,” he explained.
“And it’s really important for pedestrians to slow because they’re less likely to get hit in that case.”
“People who have been struck more are likely to have suffered injuries that are more serious and require hospitalisation,” he added.
“We’ve also found, in a number of different studies, that people who are hit by a car have more serious injuries.
They are more likely to require hospitalization and we’ve also heard that many pedestrians also have injuries.”
For those who don’t have a car, the AAA recommends people take a bike and walk to work and shopping.
“It’s important for people to make sure they’re going to the right place when they go shopping,” Wilson said, adding that “even if it’s just walking around and shopping, a cyclist should be walking everywhere, not just stopping to make a left turn”.
“If we want people to take care of their own safety, we need to be more vigilant and make sure that people are using the right paths.”
“It is really important that