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Collision Group A: Bicycle Enters/Leaves Roadway at Midblock

Type 1-3: Driveway/Alley - Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and was driveway-related or occurred within an alley. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 3 or location character code 2.

4: Curb Shoulder - Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and which involved a roadway shoulder (not known/designated to be a bicycle route). Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 4 and pedalcyclist use code 3 or pedalcyclist location code 24.
Collision Group B: Accidents at Intersections

Type 5b/6b: Bicyclist Disregards Sign/Signal - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the bicyclist disregarded traffic controls. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and pedalcyclist contributing circumstances code 2.

7b: Bicyclist Fails to Yield Right of Way - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the bicyclist did not grant the right of way to the motorist. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and pedalcyclist contributing circumstances code 3.

8b: Bicyclist Makes Improper Turn - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the bicyclist turned into the path of a motorist either traveling in the same or different direction. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and pedalcyclist action code 47 or 48.

5m: Motorist Disregards Sign - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the motorist disregarded the stop sign or red flashing light. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and driver contributing circumstances code 12.

6m: Motorist Disregards Signal - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the motorist disregarded a stop & go light or warning signal. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and driver contributing circumstances code 11 or 13.

7m: Motorist Fails to Yield Right of Way - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the motorist did not grant the right of way to the bicyclist. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and driver contributing circumstances code 22.

8m: Motorist Makes Improper Turn - Any bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection and the motorist failed to make a proper turn. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 1 and driver contributing circumstances code 10.

Bx: Inadequate Information - Any remaining bicycle collision which occurred at an intersection that was not captured in a previous COLLISION GROUP B subcategory.
Collision Group C: Motor Vehicle Enters/Leaves Roadway at Midblock

Type 11: Backing From Driveway - Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and the motorist is in the process of backing the vehicle from a driveway or alley. Washington State Patrol junction relationship code 3 and vehicle action code 15 or location character code 2.
Collision Group D: Bicyclist Hit From Behind by Motor Vehicle

Type 13a: Motorist/Bicyclist Going Straight - Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and the motorist was driving straight with the bicyclist moving with traffic. Washington State Patrol junction relationship codes 2-7 and vehicle action code 1 and pedalcyclist action code 44.

13/14/16/17: Motorist Passing - Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and the motorist attempts to overtake and pass the bicyclist. Washington State Patrol junction relationship codes 2-7 and vehicle action code 2 and pedalcyclist action code 44.

15: Motorist Following too Closely - Any bicycle collision that involved the motorist following the bicyclist too closely. Washington State Patrol driver contributing circumstances code 7.
Collision Group E: Bicyclist Turning/Swerving

Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and the bicyclist, whether traveling in the same direction or not, turned into the path of the motorist. Washington State Patrol junction relationship codes 2-7 and pedalcyclist action codes 47 or 48.
Collision Group F: Motor Vehicle Turning, Bicyclist Not

Any bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and the motorist was making a left, right or u-turn while the bicyclist was not turning. Washington State Patrol junction relationship codes 2-7 and vehicle action codes 3-5 or 20 and pedalcyclist action codes 40, 44, 46 or 49.
Collision Group G: Other

Type 26: Bicyclist Going Wrong Way - Any bicycle collision that involved a bicyclist traveling against traffic. Washington State Patrol pedalcyclist action code 45 or pedalcyclist contributing circumstances code 5.

28: Motor Vehicle Going Wrong Way - Any bicycle collision that involved a motorist traveling the wrong way on a divided highway, ramp or one-way street/road. Washington State Patrol vehicle action codes 16 to 18.

35: Motor Vehicle Leaves Parked Position - Any bicycle collision that involved a motorist starting from a parked position. Washington State Patrol vehicle action code 11.

36: Bicyclist Hits Slowing or Stopped Motor Vehicle - Any bicycle collision that involved a motorist either slowing, stopped for traffic or traffic signal, an occupied or unoccupied legally parked vehicle or an occupied or unoccupied illegally parked vehicle. Washington State Patrol vehicle action codes 6 to 9, 13, 14, 21, or 22.

38b: Miscellaneous - Any remaining bicycle collision that did not occur at an intersection and was not captured in a previous COLLISION GROUP.
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