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What causes most bicycle accidents?

by | Jun 9, 2021

The prevailing belief is that most bicycle crashes in Florida are caused by the negligence of the cyclists. However, this is a false. Data from governmental and private-sector organizations, including the NHTSA, repeatedly show the exact opposite: that negligent and distracted drivers cause most bicycle accidents.

Based on many factors such as the angle of impact, location of the crash, and vehicle type, these studies show that cycling accidents are not so much the fault of bike riders disregarding the rules of the road, but rather drivers disregarding the presence of bike riders.