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Beware of bicycle accidents and pay attention to road safety

On the 31st of last month, three bicycle accidents occurred in one day, all of which were serious bicycle accidents.

As a cycling enthusiast, we certainly don’t want to see such an accident happen again.

Therefore, we should pay attention to the key points to pay attention to on the road from the accidents that occurred in the past.

Looking back at Hong Kong's bicycle accidents, according to the government's press release in March this year, there were 1,942 cases in 2018 (with 1,869 casualties), 1,839 cases in 2019 (with 1,799 casualties), and 2,947 cases in 2020 (with 2,822 casualties). people), and 525 cases have occurred between January and February 2021.

As road users, in addition to obeying traffic rules and paying attention to road conditions, you should also pay attention to the following points:

Practice emergency braking in a safe place.

Wear protective equipment such as bicycle helmets and knee pads.

Use cycle paths where possible and avoid riding on traffic lanes.

Sends the correct signal when changing direction.

According to an article in "MEDICAL INSPIRE", "The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Hong Kong Academy of Medicine) conducted a study on 720 hospitalized patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by sports from 2015 to 2019. Among them, The most common cause is cycling (accounting for 59.2%, or 426 people), with an incidence rate of 1.1:100,000. Compared with patients with TBI caused by other sports, those injured by cycling are more likely to suffer from intracranial hemorrhage and unfavorable coma index (Glasgow Outcome Scale, referred to as GOS). 47% of the injured suffered intracranial hemorrhage, but only 15% of them wore helmets.”

A helmet that meets international standards can reduce injuries in the event of an accident. The United States has CPSC, ASTM, and Europe has CE, TUV and other certifications, which can be used as a reference when choosing. At the same time, you can choose MIPS, which is called Multi-directional Impact Protection System in English. When many bicycle accidents occur, the rotation angle of the head is about 30-45 degrees. This torque can cause severe head injuries. Therefore, a rotation system (MIPS) is added to remove most of the torque, greatly reducing head and concussion. s damage.

Some bicycle helmet brands offer Crash Replacement Offers. If your bicycle helmet is damaged in an accident, you can get a discount on a new replacement bicycle helmet. Relevant discounts and procedures vary by brand. If necessary, please refer to the brand's official website for information.

source:

Transport Department

https://www.td.gov.hk/en/road_safety/road_users_code/index/chapter_4_for_cyclists/index.html

https://www.td.gov.hk/mini_site/cic/tc/cycling-infrastructure/signs-and-markings/useful-signs.html

"MEDICAL INSPIRE" https://medicalinspire.com/web/posts/72696/%E3%80%90%E5%96%AE%E8%BB%8A%E9%81%8B%E5%8B%95 %E3%80%91%E5%96%AE%E8%BB%8A%E6%84%8F%E5%A4%96%E6%89%80%E5%BC%95%E8%87%B4%E7 %9A%84%E8%85%A6%E5%89%B5%E5%82%B7%E8%BC%83%E5%85%B6%E4%BB%96%E9%81%8B%E5%8B %95%E9%AB%98-%E6%87%89%E4%BD%A9%E6%88%B4%E9%A0%AD%E7%9B%94%E4%BB%A5%E9%98% B2%E9%A1%B1%E5%85%A7%E5%87%BA%E8%A1%80/

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