Our mission is to increase the number of cyclists who feel safe and confident riding on the roads.
We invite all cyclists - pedal powered, electric bikes, scooters and motorcyclists - to use our free Incident Management System to track, map, update and analyze all of their near miss incidents, search for repeat offenders, establish potential patterns of dangerous driver behavior, and generate near miss data to map dangerous locations - before collisions occur!
Innovative Austin Ride of Silence and CyclistVideoEvidence Model The Ride of Silence honors fallen cyclists. Cyclists’ Video Evidence prevents…Read More
One of Uber’s “autonomous” Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicles travelling about 40 mph struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, who was…Read More
“The Global status report on road safety 2018, launched by World Health Organization in December 2018, highlights that the number…Read More
I live in the suburban wasteland of North Austin where I have been a commuter cyclist for the last 12…Read More
Uber manager complained about series of near misses by autonomous vehicles that had not been properly investigated
Since we only hear about collisions involving autonomous vehicles we wonder how many have near misses? This article hints that…Read More
In addition to providing our free Incident Management System, explained below this section, we also take on select cases to set legal precedents that all cyclists can leverage. When a case is selected, we represent our member as their advocate and intermediary so they can remain anonymous, if desired, as in our Glendale case and for our member who was assaulted in Castro Valley. We also deconstruct and time-slice their video evidence to reveal hidden details in incidents that often last only a few seconds. Lastly, we work with law enforcement so these cases are correctly charged and prosecuted. Throughout the process we share lessons learned, via our email list and on this site, so all cyclists can leverage our work and legal precedents.
We are also working with the California Transportation Commission to ensure near miss data, generated by cyclists' near miss incident reports submitted to our Incident Management System, can be used by local government agencies to secure Active Transportation Program grants to improve roads for cycling safety. Until now, the grant funding has been based on collisions.
Below are posts explaining why we focused on criminal near misses, assault and reckless driving, and our legal and policy precedents. If law enforcement tells you that they have to "On View" all incidents, or cannot cite a driver for a criminal near miss, you can show them our precedents and contact us for assistance.
One week ago Matt Turner, Chair of the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and Craig Davis, Founder…Read More
Active Transportation Program Applications Can Now Use Cyclists’ Criminal Near Miss Data! Until now, the California Transportation Commission’s Active Transportation…Read More
Cyclists who ride with a camera can provide irrefutable video evidence of criminal near miss incidents: specifically assault and reckless…Read More
Assault and Battery Case Dismissed in Felony Armed Robbery Plea Deal 10/20/17 – Three assailants, driving fifty miles per hour…Read More
Enforcement, Education and Near Miss Data Mapping
The August 2018 Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report “A Right to the Road Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety” concludes that “While engineering solutions are key, states and communities simply cannot build their way out of the bicyclist safety problem; roadway improvements must be accompanied by education and enforcement to be most effective.” The report goes on to state “the number one reason why people do not ride a bicycle is because they are afraid to be on the road with motor vehicles.”
Police Do Not Always Accept Incident Reports
Even if your incident report is accepted there is no online public access
Even if your incident report is accepted there is no online public access to your Incident Reports and you cannot search by license plate number to learn if you were assaulted by a repeat offender.
Many times police do not cite drivers for egregious incidents
Enter, Track, Analyze, Update, Map, Generate PDF Reports and search for repeat offenders
Our free Incident Management System allows cyclists Enter, Track, Analyze, Update, Map, and Generate PDF Reports of their Assault and Reckless Driving Incident Reports from the moment they occur. It also allows cyclists to document their progress through the local law enforcement departments and court system to final conviction, should one occur.
Cyclists can also search by license plate number to learn if you were assaulted by a repeat offender before collisions occur.
Jurisdictional Risk Patterns
We will also be able to identify Jurisdictional Risk Patterns: Jurisdictions where law enforcement does not provide cyclists equal protection under the law by citing and prosecuting drivers for egregious assault and reckless driving incidents.
Provide Police and Government Near Miss and Perceived Risk Data
It will also allow police departments and cities to identify repeat offenders as well as hot spots by location, time of day, day of week, and month of year so they can optimize their allocation of limited resources to increase cyclist safety.
Or research report documents that the main reason cyclists stop cycling is not collisions, but rather, near misses. The main reason non-cyclists do not become cyclists is perceived risk which is corroborated by the GHSA’s report. This will be the first near miss and perceived risk data available and is critical in changing law enforcement and government's focus from collisions to near misses and perceived risk.