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Motor vehicles (cars, lorries, and buses) account for over 80% of vehicles striking pedestrians and cyclists . However, large numbers of cyclist crashes not involving any other vehicle go unrecorded in the crash statistics; in a Dutch study that did include them, over 40% of all cyclist crashes were falls . Crashes with lorries are more common among cyclists than among pedestrians. In the Netherlands, almost one third of the severely injured cyclist casualties in collision with a lorry, occur in the well-known crash scenario where the cyclist is in the blind spot of a lorry turning right.