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Bicycle Safety & Statistics

BICYCLE STATISTICS &SAFETY INFO 52,000 618 The number of bicyclists injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2010. The number of bicyclists killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2010. 2% 11% 85% 91% 2% of al rafif falties in 010 were bicyclists. 11% of cyclists killed in vehicle accidents in 2010 were between 5 and 15-years old. Bicycle helmet use has been estimated to reduce risk of head 91% of bicyclists killed in 2009 were reportedly not wearing helmets. injury by 85%. 40-42 Average age of cyclists injured between 2006 and 2010. 30-31 Average age of cyclists 2008 2010 killed between 2006 The NHTSA reports a decrease in the number of bieyclist fatalties in tafic crashes between 2008 and 2010. and 2010. Cyclists are considered vehicle operators and must obey the rules of the road. Know the bicycle laws in your state and abide by them. Make eye contact with drivers whenever possible, especially i crosig lanes of traffic to turn. Wear a properly fited bicycle helmet. Always ride with trafic. Always check your equipment before riding= make sure the brakes work and infiate the tires properly. Be aware of and avoid soad hazards like potholes, gravel, broken glass and puddes. STOP Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars and only carry things in a backpack or a bicycle carrier. Adjust your bike to fit. There should be 1-2 inches between you and the top tube for a road bike and 3 - 4 inches for a mountain bike. Make sure you are visible, no matter. what time of day you are riding. but don't wear white; wear bright colors when riding. Sources: LEPENDORF SILVERSTEIN For more on bicycle safety, please visit us at:

Bicycle Safety & Statistics

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The attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein encourage people everywhere to take up the wonderful activity of cycling. However, cyclists should always be vigilant and exercise caution when riding, whether...


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