American roads can be dangerous, and many times deadly, for those who chose to travel by bike. The U.S. reports more fatal and injury-causing traffic accidents than most other countries.
In order to promote awareness of the dangerous conditions facing cyclists, Sacramento law firm Rosenthal Kreeger, LLP has created a comprehensive compilation of every bike accident statistic, fact, and insight available.
Highlights from the piece include:
- Deaths among bicyclists age 20 and older have tripled since 1975.
- Florida, California and Texas lead the nation in 2017 bicycle accident fatalities, with 125, 124 and 59 respectively.
- In 2017, there were 783 bicyclist fatalities, accounting for 2.1% of all traffic accidents.
- In the ten-year period between 2008 and 2017, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities increased by 32%.
- New York City, Seattle, San Jose, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Fresno were deemed the most dangerous cities to bike around in 2017.
The full piece on bicycle accident statistics in the United States can be found here.
Bicycle Safety Tips
Regardless of who has the “right of way” cyclists are much more vulnerable than cars; it is always worth another glance before crossing or proceeding forward. Please remember to always obey traffic signals, wear a helmet, and bike defensively to help prevent a bicycle accident!
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