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Dangers of Bicycling in Cities

THE DANGERS WITH BICYCLING IN CITIES FREQUENT CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS Inattentive driver Drivers failing to YIELD yield to cyclists Drivers opening door without looking Defective bicycle parts Negligence of commerical vehicles and trucks INJURIES SUSTAINED IN BICYCLE ADDICENTS Traumatic brain injuries Fractures Lacerations Death A REAL WAKE-UP CALL Bicycle accident statistics 74 630 bicyclists died on US roads in 2009 were 14 or younger bicyclists deaths represented 2% of all 2009 traffic fatalities 93 13,000 Bicyclists 15 and under killed Bicyclists 15 and under injured average age of a bicyclist 41 killed on US roads 2007 43,000 2009 51,000 Number of bicyclist injured in traffic rose sharply from 2007-2009 average age of a bicyclist 31 injured on US roads SAMPLING OF LAWS APPLICABLE TO PROTECT BICYCLE RIDERS Drivers are to pass on the left side of cyclists with a safe distance separating them No person shall open the door of a vehicle until it is safe to do so The driver of a vehicle shall not drive or park in the designated bicycle lane ONLY Drivers shall yield to bicyclists making a left turn Drivers shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with a bicyclist Sponsored by Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers created by MilkWhale Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety.

Dangers of Bicycling in Cities

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This infographic, prepared by Chicago bicycle accident lawyers, was designed to increase public awareness of the issues surrounding bicycling in large cities. It depicts the causes of bicycle accident...


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