Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Data: Bicyclists and other Cyclists

In this fact sheet, the 2015 pedalcyclist information is presented as follows: Overview; Environmental Characteristics; Time of Day and Day of Week; Age and Gender; Alcohol Involvement; Vehicle Type and Impact Point; Fatalities by State; Fatalities by City; and Important Safety Reminders. Key findings are as follows: There were 818 pedalcyclist deaths in 2015, which accounted for 2.3 percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. Seventy percent of pedalcyclists who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015 died in crashes in urban areas. Over the 10-year period from 2006 to 2015, the average age of pedalcyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes increased from 41 to 45. The pedalcyclist fatality rate per million people was almost 6 times higher for males than females in 2015. Alcohol involvement – either for the motor vehicle operator or for the pedalcyclist – was reported in 37 percent of all fatal pedalcyclist crashes in 2015. More than 27 percent of the pedalcyclists who died in 2015 had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .01 g/dL or greater.


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  • Accession Number: 01634613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 382
  • Created Date: May 9 2017 3:49PM