Be sure to wear a helmet if you're out on your bicycle! Bicycles, electric bikes, and scooters have increased in popularity because of their cost-saving benefits and low environmental impact. They also allow you to get some exercise in! However, as the number of cyclists on the road increases in time, the number of accidents will as well. Over the past decade alone, the number of bicyclist deaths per year has increased by 30%. In 2018 alone, 857 bicyclists lost their lives in traffic accidents.
This infographic from Parker Waichman is a comprehensive analysis of fatality statistics for bicyclists, with the data coming from the U.S. Department of Transportation. According to the data, Monroe County, Florida is the deadliest county in America for bicyclists, with 12,125 bicyclist fatalities per 100,000 people. Did your home county make the list of the top 50 deadliest counties for bicyclists? Be safe out there!
Infographic by: www.yourlawyer.com