The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics provide information to the Australian public on cycling safety. From a 2016 report for data collected up to 2014, some of the most confronting details on Crash Types are:
- Cars represent 66% of cycle fatalities and 84% of cycle accidents.
- Heavy trucks and busses account for 22% of fatal cycle crashes.
- 16% of hospitalisations are a result of another cyclist.
- 73% of all cycle crashes are from vehicles travelling from an adjacent direction (ie right angle – 29%), the same direction (22%) and manouvering/merging (22%)
- Only 6% are from rear end collisions
- Manouvering from a driveway, or Side-swipes are 52% from heavy trucks and 64% from buses.
- Cycling as a Journey to Work mode in capital cities has risen over the last 10 years by 1.4%.
- Melbourne cycle counts are increasing by 4.5% per annum, and Sydney at 10% per annum.