FAQs: Bicycle Liability

When drivers and cyclists crash, what's the bicycle liability?Do most serious bicycle accidents occur in the city?

Yes. A majority (69%) of bicycle fatalities occur in urban areas.

Do most bicycle-car accidents happen at intersections?

No. Sixty percent of collisions take place at non-intersections (e.g., driveways, side roads).

What time of day are you most likely to be involved in a bike-car accident?

Between 4 and 8 p.m.

Are bicycle accidents on the rise?

Yes. Bicycle fatalities now account for approximately 2.2% of all traffic deaths. Ten years ago they accounted for 1.5% of fatalities (National Transportation Safety Administration).

What sport results in the highest incident of head injuries in children under the age of 14?

Cycling has nearly double the number of head injuries compared to football in this age group (American Association of Neurological Surgeons).