Bike Safety

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Bicycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 726 pedalcyclists (riders of bicycles) were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, a 6% increase over 2011. The 14-and-younger age group accounted for 12% (74) of those fatalities, and males accounted for 76% (56) of the fatalities among pedalcyclists age 14 and younger.

Children 15 and younger accounted for 9 percent of all pedalcyclists killed and 20 percent of all those injured in traffic crashes in 2012.

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