We all agree that riding a bicycle is great exercise and better for the environment than driving. But how safe is it to ride your bicycle?
In 2015, 818 bicyclists were killed in accidents, which is a 12% increase from 10 years prior.
Over 45,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic.
Of the number who were killed in bicycle accidents, 7% were children.
The average age of a bicyclist killed was 45. Males made up 87% of the total.
The majority of crashes occurred in the city, with 70% of fatalities occurring in urban areas.
Of all fatalities, 27% of the bicyclists had been drinking alcohol and had a positive blood alcohol test.
Of all fatalities, 60% were not hearing a helmet.