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Bicycle Related Health Injuries

  • The most serious injuries among a majority of those killed are to the head, highlighting the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet.1
  • ¬†Helmet use has been estimated to reduce head injury risk by 85 percent1
  • Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have helmet laws applying to young bicyclists; none of these laws applies to all riders1
  • A total of 618 616 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2010, a two percent decrease from 20091.
  • Deaths among bicyclists younger than 16 have declined 90% since 1975, while deaths among bicyclists 16 and older have increased 69%. Deaths of bicyclists younger than 16 were 11% of all bicyclist deaths in 20101
  • In 2010, there were 8 bicycle fatalities in the state of Maryland2

1-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2010
2-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2010)