Erin Robartes and T. Donna Chen, CTS researchers in UVA’s department of civil and environmental engineering, examined bicyclist, automobile driver, vehicle, environmental, and roadway characteristics influencing cyclist injury severity in order to determine which factors should be addressed to mitigate the worst bicyclist injuries. The results of this study most notably found automobile driver intoxication to increase the probability of a cyclist fatality six fold and double the risk of a severe injury, while bicyclist intoxication increased the probability of a fatality by 36.7% and doubled the probability of severe injury.

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