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The Surprisingly Dangerous Facts About Bike Accidents

Riding a bicycle can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be dangerous. There are many scary facts about bike accidents that people should be aware of.

Most Bike Accidents Occur During the Day

You have to be just as cautious during the day as you are when you are riding at night. Eighty percent of bike accidents occur at night. The most dangerous time to ride a bike is between 3:00 p.m and 6 p.m. This is usually the time when the traffic is heaviest. However, a bike accident is more likely to be fatal if it occurs after dark.

Head Injuries are one of the Most Injury

Seventy-four percent of bike accidents involve head injuries. The good news is that this is one of the injuries that it is easiest to prevent. In fact, you can cut your risk of suffering a head injury by 50 injury by wearing a helmet. You can also cut your risk of suffering a facial injury by 33 percent. Furthermore, only 17 percent of people who died in a bike accident were wearing a helmet. Studies have also shown that bike accident deaths are fewer in places where helmets are required by law.

Twenty-Five Percent of the People who are Killed in a Bike Accident are Children

This is one of the reasons that young families are hesitant to buy bikes. In many cases, accidents involving children can be prevented. Many accidents occur because the children were trying to do tricks or were riding too fast and lost control of their bike. That is why it is important to teach your children how to properly ride a bike.

You are 17 Times More Likely to be Killed on a Bike

Bike accidents are less common than car accidents. However, you are 17 times more likely to be killed in a bike accident than in a car accident. The reason that bike riders are more likely to be killed in an accident is because they are less protected than car riders.

Riding a bike is more dangerous than many people realize. This is something that young families should be aware of when they are deciding whether or not to purchase a bike for children. Even though bike accident statistics are scary, it is important to remember that wearing a helmet is one of the best things that you can do to keep yourself safe.

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