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How many traffic deaths involve bicyclists?

Any type of vehicle can be hazardous on the road and anyone who is riding in a vehicle, walking or riding a bicycle may be seriously hurt or killed in the event that a collision occurs. Sadly, this happens far too often and some people, such as bicyclists, face an especially high chance of passing away or becoming seriously hurt when they are struck by a reckless driver. If you regularly ride a bicycle for exercise, endurance training, transportation or just for fun, it is important to be aware of these risks and realize just how many lives are lost to traffic crashes involving bicyclists.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, bicyclists made up for more than two percent of all traffic fatalities during 2016. Moreover, it is important to keep in mind that while this figure may seem relatively small, the majority of people on roadways across the country are not riding bicycles. Furthermore, the NHTSA points out that most of the fatalities took place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Riding a bicycle can be especially dangerous, but it is also a great way to get around while reducing one’s environmental impact and get some exercise. Unfortunately, negligent drivers pose a serious threat to those who ride bikes as well as everyone else on the road. When a driver who is drunk, speeding or exhibiting any other example of irresponsible behavior causes a traffic fatality, they should have to answer for the unbearable suffering that they cause entire families to experience.

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