April 28, 2017

Bicycle Accident Statistics

Bicycle Accident Statistics
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Total Pedal cyclists Fatalities
2001 – 732
2002 – 665
2003 – 629
2004 – 727
2005 – 786
2006 – 772
2007 – 701
2008 – 718
2009 – 628
2010 – 618
Each year accounts for an average of fewer than 2% of all Traffic Fatalities.
70% occur in urban settings, 30% rural.
67% occur in a non-intersection location, 33% intersection.

Time of Day Fatal Accidents Occur
Midnight-3:59am – 8%
4am-7:59am – 12%
8am-11:59am – 14%
Noon-3:59pm – 17%
4pm-7:59pm – 29%
8pm-11:59pm – 22%

Average Age of Pedal Cyclists Killed (1st #) and Injured (2nd #)
2001 – 36 / 26
2002 – 26 / 28
2003 – 36 / 27
2004 – 39 / 29
2005 – 39 / 29
2006 – 41 / 30
2007 – 40 / 30
2008 – 41 / 31
2009 – 41 / 31
2010 – 42 / 31

Gender
In 2010, 86% of Fatalities were Male & 75% of Injuries were Male. The highest number of male fatalities were between the ages of 45 and 54 (23%), and the most males injured were between 25 and 34 (21%).

Alcohol Involvement
One out of four (25%) fatalities had a reported BAC of .01+
One out of five (20%) fatalities had a reported BAC of .08+
In 2010, out of all pedal cyclists accidents reported, 34% had a BAC of greater than .01.

Pedal Cyclist Traffic Fatalities by State in 2010
Alabama – 6
Alaska – 0
Arizona – 19
Arkansas – 1
California – 99
Colorado – 8
Connecticut – 7
Delaware – 3
Florida – 83
Georgia – 18
Hawaii – 3
Idaho – 4
Illinois – 24
Indiana – 13
Iowa – 8
Kansas – 1
Kentucky – 7
Louisiana – 10
Maine – 1
Maryland – 8
Massachus – 6
Michigan – 29
Minnesota – 9
Mississippi – 4
Missouri – 7
Montana – 0
Nebraska – 2
Nevada – 6
N Hampshire 0
New Jersey – 12
New Mexico – 8
New York – 36
N Carolina – 23
N Dakota – 1
Ohio – 11
Oklahoma – 9
Oregon – 7
Pennsylvnia -21
Rhode Island 2
S Carolina – 14
S Dakota – 2
Tennessee- 4
Texas – 42
Utah – 7
Vermont -1
Virginia -12
Washington – 6
West Virginia-3
Wisconsin -9
Wyoming -0

Total – 618

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