The top reasons cyclists stop cycling, and potential cyclists don’t ride, are near misses and perceived risk.
Our mission is to create Safe, Shared, Streets, by preventing near misses, collisions, injuries and fatalities.
Each individual cyclist that rides with a camera, and reports all of their near miss incidents to our free Incident Management System, helps to create safe, shared, streets for all vulnerable road users.
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!
Profits from our work support our mission.
Alameda County Middle Schooler Assaulted Twice While Cycling Home
This 13 year old boy, entering eighth grade, was riding home from his Alameda County middle school on 8/10/22 at…Read More
CVE Founder Presents to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition recently invited CVE Founder, Craig Davis, to speak on the use of cyclists’ video evidence…Read More
The Roots of Systemic Anti-Cyclist Bias Reach Back 100 Years
I am often asked how the streets became so dangerous that the vast majority of potential cyclists conclude it’s not…Read More
CHP: “Riding a bike on the road is like riding a bike in a shooting range”
Imagine walking on a public sidewalk when a stranger runs up behind you yelling you don’t belong on the sidewalk,…Read More
The Six Commitments for Cycling Safety
To truly achieve safe shared streets, towns, cities and counties need to publicly support the six commitments for cycling safety.…Read More
Enforcing Laws For Cycling Safety – San Mateo County: 2/18, 7 PM
Calling all cyclists who ride in or through San Mateo County. CVE Founder, Craig Davis, will present “Enforcing Laws For…Read More
Cyclists’ Petition Signatures And Testimonials From Assemblymember Alex Lee’s District 25
CyclistVideoEvidence.com has written legislation to add pedestrian and cyclist safety to the California Driver’s Manual, examination and the reckless driving…Read More
Important Legislation Adding Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety to the Reckless Driving Law
Covid 19 has inflicted severe impacts across our country but it also highlighted cycling as the safest mode of transportation…Read More
NHTSA and PBIC Research Highlights CyclistVideoEvidence.com’s Free Incident Management System and Near Miss Data Spectrum
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC), within the University of North…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.
Sheriff Submits Assault Charges For Launching Projectiles At Woman Cyclist
One of our members was assaulted and battered by at least three people launching projectiles while driving at 50 miles…Read More
Successfully Prosecute Assault, Without A Collision, Using Cyclist Video Evidence
Assault does not require a collision and can be prosecuted using cyclist video evidence. There have been many occasions where…Read More
Law Enforcement Does Not Have To “On View” All Incidents
On 9/18/2014 one of our members had an egregious assault and reckless driving incident in Castro Valley California recorded via…Read More
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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
It's important that cyclists report their incidents to the police but there have been many cases where police departments and State police would not accept cyclist video evidence without a collision including our 9/18/14 Castro Valley precedent, and our 1/18/16 Glendale precedent.
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
Even if your incident report is accepted many times police do not cite drivers for egregious incidents even with irrefutable cyclist video evidence as in our 9/18/14 Castro Valley precedent and our current Castro Valley case where a Father was Assaulted and Battered in a Hit and Run.
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.
Track and Analyze all of your Near Miss Incidents for your enlightened self preservation, the safety of your cycling community and the safety of all vulnerable road users.