As the weather starts to get warmer, it is important to be safe while outside riding a bicycle. Here are the most common causes of bicycle accidents according to the NHTSA National Survey on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Attitudes and Behaviors.
Colliding with a Car on a Bike
Thirty percent of all bicycle accidents are caused by the rider being hit by a car. Drivers are to always be aware of what is around them and yield the right of way to all pedestrians and bicyclists. However, often times bicyclists are not seen by a driver. When riding a bike, yield to caution by wearing brightly colored clothing. It is also helpful for you to beware of vehicles and make eye contact before crossing a street.
Fall Off a Bike
Seventeen percent of all bicycle accident are from the rider falling off the bike. There are many reasons for this. For example, the rider may have been startled from an unforeseen object or person.
Road Condition is Hazardous
Thirteen percent of bike accidents are due to bad road conditions. If you can, avoid roadways that are in need of repair when riding your bike to avoid these types of accidents.
Thirteen percent of bike accidents are from the rider making an error.
Crashing into a Fixed Object
Seven percent of bicycle accidents are due to the rider colliding with a fixed object. For instance, an inexperienced bicyclist may accidentally run into a light pole. Or the rider may have been distracted and hit the pole.
Hit a Dog Running into the Street
When a dog runs into the street, they may potentially be hit by a bicyclist or a car. Four percent of all bicycle accident have been due to a dog running into the street.
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