Welcome back to the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Facts blog series, where we feature recent data on some of California's most pressing traffic safety issues! Each day this week and next, we'll highlight the facts for a range of topics related to safety on our roads. In cased you missed it, yesterday's post was on pedestrian safety.
In today's post, explore SafeTREC's fact sheet on bicycle safety. Tomorrow, we'll be highlighting the facts on aging road user safety.
Get the Facts: Bicycle Safety
Bicycling is becoming more popular across the country, for commuting, exercise, and leisure. In 2017, there were 783 bicyclists killed in a traffic collision in the US. In citing concern about the level of bicycle fatalities, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) identified key recommendations for improving safety, including collection of better crash data, increased training for law enforcement to understand laws designed to protect bicyclists, partnerships with bicycling and community organizations regarding safety messaging and public education campaigns about infrastructure improvements. Read the 2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety Fact Sheet: Bicycle Safety.