The Cyclist Reporting of Incidents Tool (CRIT) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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The Cyclist Reporting of Incidents Tool (CRIT)

The Cyclist Reporting of Incidents Tool (CRIT)

The Cyclist Reporting of Incidents Tool (CRIT) provides cyclists with a simple and quick way of reporting the crashes and near miss incidents that they experience whilst cycling, including important information regarding the incidents themselves (e.g. time and location, incident description) and the contributory factors involved.

With users all over Australia, this information is analysed and used to identify trends in incidents and incident causation and inform the development of strategies designed to enhance cyclist safety. CRIT also presents a summary of the incidents reported to its users, allowing cyclists to understand the hazards that they face when cycling as well as trends in crash and near miss causation.

CRIT is funded through the Road Safety innovation Fund, a scheme by the Australian Government which supports road safety research and the development of new, innovative road safety technologies and products. CRIT was developed by the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast in collaboration with Bizsoft Consulting.

The CRIT app will be available to download from app stores soon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will my incident reports be used?

The CRIT research team will aggregate all users' incident reports to identify trends in crash and near miss incidents and the contributory factors involved. This information will be used to inform the development of interventions to enhance cycling safety.

Will my personal data be displayed anywhere?

No, all submitted data will not be identifiable in the App.

Can I use the App if I am under 18 years old?

No, you will not be eligible to use the CRIT App.

What defines a  'crash'?

Any event that occurs whilst cycling that results in injury or property damage. This can include collisions (e.g. with other vehicles, cyclists, or infrastructure), falls from the bicycle, or animal attacks.

What defines a 'near miss'?

Any incident that occurs whilst cycling that the cyclist perceived could have resulted in injury, fatality, or property damage, but did not due to chance or intervention of some sort

How much does it cost to use the CRIT App?

The CRIT App is free to download and use.

Can I delete the CRIT App

Yes, you can delete the CRIT App via the 'Settings' tab and clicking on 'DELETE ACCOUNT'. Your account will be removed, but any data you have previously submitted to CRIT App will remain in the national incident dataset in a non-identifiable format.

What kind of smartphone do I need to use the CRIT App?

The CRIT App can be used on Apple or Android phones

How can I provide feedback on the CRIT App?

You can provide feedback and suggestions for the app by emailing crit@usc.edu.au and/or rating the app on the Apple or Google Play store.

What happens if I do not activate my location services?

You will be able to use the CRIT App without the location services activated. To do so, when reporting an incident you will be required to type an address for the location of the incident into the relevant text box.

Where can I find the Terms of Use and End User Licence Agreement for using the CRIT app?

View the CRIT App's Terms of Use and End User Licence Agreement HERE

Do I need to enter the hours I ride per week into the CRIT App?

The CRIT App calculates incident, crash and near miss incident rates based on the total number of reported incidents, crashes, and near miss incidents and total number of hours cycled per week across all CRIT users. To enable the calculation of accurate incident, crash, and near miss incident rates, all users are required to enter the total number of hours cycled each week via the 'Riding log' tab at the bottom of the home screen. Weekly cycling hours are required from all users regardless of whether they have been involved in any incidents or not.

Can I use the CRIT App for mountain biking?

Yes, CRIT collects data for off-road incidents and on-road incidents.

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