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Success! The Government are now measuring perceptions of safety

15 March 2012
Instead of measuring numbers of injuries and deaths to cyclists, CTC believes Government should measure risk to cyclists and the perception of safety. The Department for Transport has now agreed to measure against both indicators. This will give a clearer picture about changes to cycle safety.
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Why is measuring risk rather than numbers of casualties important? Without this subtle change government and local authorities have conflicting incentives: they want to increase cycle use whilst simultaneously reducing overall numbers of casualties.

Why is measuring risk rather than numbers of casualties important? Without this subtle change government and local authorities have conflicting incentives: they want to increase cycle use whilst simultaneously reducing overall numbers of casualties.

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