2019 SafeTREC Traffic Safety 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.

Fortin, Garrett
Cooper, Jill F.
Publication date: 
October 15, 2019
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet