Accident helpline creates cycling stats infographic
The National Accident Helpline has compiled a Cycling Accident Stats Infographic which reveals that in 2011 92% of cycling casualties occurred in accidents involving another vehicle.
The National Accident Helpline claims that there has been a significant increase in cyclists contacting it after being injured on the roads in the last few years.
As a result of that increase, it’s pulled some of the “most interesting and surprising” cycling accident statistics together to create the infographic.
Statistics from the infographic also reveal that 75% of cycling accidents happen at, or near, a road junction; four out of five casualties are male; and around 75% of casualties are injured in daylight.
The infographic also shows that cyclist traffic levels are estimated to have risen by 2.2% from 2010 – 2011, and the number of reported cyclist casualties rose by 12% in the same period.
Click here to view the infographic.