Traffic Safety Facts 2016 Data: Bicyclists and Other Cyclists

In 2016, there were 840 pedalcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States, an increase from 829 in 2015. Pedalcyclist deaths accounted for 2.2 percent of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities. The number of pedalcyclists killed in 2016 is 1.3 percent higher than the 829 pedalcyclists killed in 2015. Seventy one percent of pedalcyclists who died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 died in crashes in urban areas. From 2007 to 2016, the average age of pedalcyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes increased from 40 to 46. The pedalcyclist fatality rate per million people was 5.6 times higher for males than females in 2016. Alcohol involvement—either for the motor vehicle operator or for the pedalcyclist—was reported in 35 percent of all fatal pedalcyclist crashes in 2016. More than 26 percent of the pedalcyclists who died in 2016 had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .01 g/dL or greater. This fact sheet contains information on fatal motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).


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  • Created Date: May 14 2018 12:29PM