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Inequalities in size and power across road users
  1. Tony H Reinhardt-Rutland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tony H Reinhardt-Rutland, Department of Psychology, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, UK; ah.reinhardt-rutland{at}

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Ackery et al1 show that a cyclist's risk in collisions with motor vehicles increases with the size of the motor vehicle. This evidence may be generalised to other types of collisions: consistent with Ackery et al are studies concerning different sizes of automobiles in collision with pedestrians2 3 and collisions concerning different sizes of automobiles in general.4 One can infer that a smaller entity—in terms of linear dimensions and mass—will likely come …

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