Here at TucsonVelo.com, we’ve started working on a story about data analysis several members of the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee are doing on bicycle accident reports from the last few years.
Post said, they have analyzed more than 600 accident reports and are currently waiting on the last batch of reports for 2009.
The results so far have been interesting. The committee found that roughly 80 percent of the accident reports were average or better than average when it came to recording information at the scene and citing those involved.
Post said that in the majority of the below average reports, it appeared like the officer at the scene was trying to get it right, but failed.
And according to Post, a very small percentage of the reports looked like the officer was deliberately trying to find fault with the cyclist.
There were a lot of other interesting trends coming out of the data and we’ll continue working on a longer post about it that include details about how TPCBAC is trying to improve things as well.