Infographic: 5 Cycling Safety Facts for California Riders

Bicycle safety is an important and often overlooked precaution that drivers and cyclists need to be more aware of. In 2015, there were more than 45,000 bicycle-related injuries in the United States; California is ranked second in the U.S. for cyclist deaths. In our latest infographic, learn the dangers of ignoring bike safety and how to best protect yourself from accidents.

5 Cycling Safety Facts for California Riders

More than 80 million cyclists share the roads with motor vehicles every year. In 2015 alone, there were nearly 45,000 bicycle-related injuries nationwide.

  1. Top 4 States With the Highest Number of Bicycle- Related Deaths
    1. Florida: 150 Deaths in 2015
    2. California: 129 Deaths in 2015
    3. Texas: 50 Deaths in 2015
    4. New York: 36 Deaths in 205
  2. 2010 date shows fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries resulted in a total lifetime medial cost of $10 billion.
  3. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 60% and brain injury by 58%.
  4. In California...
    1. It is illegal to ride a bicycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 
    2. A light must be attached to the front of the bike when cycling at night.
    3. Riders must obey traffic signs, especially stop signs.
    4. Cyclists must ride on the right side of the street with traffic.
  5. The average age of the bicyclists killed between 2006 and 2015 rose from 41 to 45 years old.

Infographic on the 5 cycling safety facts for California riders



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