As the cycling community grows across the nation, it is more important than ever that everyone is aware of bicycle safety laws. This video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is full of valuable information and tips for new and experienced riders alike.
Safety should be the top priority for all cyclists, so if you have children, be sure to teach them safe habits from a young age. Here are some statistics from the NHTSA:
- Sixty-nine percent of all cycling fatalities occur in urban areas.
- Approximately 28 percent of fatal bicycle accidents occur between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- The average age of a fatal bicycle accident victim is 41.
- Nearly 37 percent of all bicycle accidents are alcohol-related.
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