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Children's Cycling Safety

LCHILDREN'S ACYCLING SAFETY 57% 41% OF BOYS AGED 8-16 CYCLE EVERY WEEK OF GIRLS AGED 8-16 CYCLE EVERY WEEK IN 2012 2198 2198 +AMBULANCE+ CHILDREN WERE KILLED OR INJURED WHILE CYCLING + HOSPITAL + + AMBULANCE + 25% ALMOST ONE QUARTER OF CYCLISTS THAT ARE KILLED OR INJURED ARE CHILDREN 10-15 YEAR OLDS ARE MORE AT RISK OF INJURY WHILE CYCLING THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP THE RISK OF BEING INVOLVED IN A CYCLING ACCIDENT INCREASES AS CHILDREN GET OLDER UP TO THE AGE OF 60 We asked 1000 children about their attitudes towards and knowledge of cycling. Do you think it's dangerous to use your phone whilst cycling? Have you ever had cycle safety lessons? 97% of 8-10 year olds said yes 89% of 11-13 year olds said yes 85% of 14-16 year olds said yes 50% of 8-10 year olds said no 22% of 11-13 year olds said no 19% of 14-16 year olds said no We also asked how children behave while on their bikes Do you ever ride a bike without a helmet? 41% 54% 68% of 8-10 year olds said yes of 11-13 year olds said yes of 14-16 year olds said yes Do you use your phone or MP3 player whilst cycling? 13% 44% 60% of 8-10 year olds said yes of 11-13 year olds said yes of 14-16 year olds said yes :37% 42% of boys questioned said yes of girls questioned said yes 83% of those who use their phones/MP3 players while cycling listen to music on them 22% 16% 22% of boys and 16% of girls questioned said they've had, or come close to having, an accident while using a phone or MP3 player whilst cycling. Source: Bolt Burdon Kemp Bolt Burdon Kemp -Children's Cycling Safety Survey www.rospa.com/roadsafety/adviceandinformation/cycling/facts-figures.aspx

Children's Cycling Safety

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Using data gathered from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and their own research, Bolt Burdon Kemp have assessed the safety of children who cycle.

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