The facts about how many people that have been involved in accidents involving cyclists, motorcyclists and road using vehicles, large or small is quite staggering.
The figure since 2014 stands at some 21,287 cyclists and motorcyclists who were injured in reported road accidents, this figure includes 3,514 that were killed or seriously injured.
Children Seriously Injured
Adults Seriously Injured
Children Slightly Injured
Adults Slightly Injured
These figures only represent those accidents that were actually reported to the police.
As cycling becomes more popular these accident figures are expected to increase considerably.
The majority of accidents will and have involved adults, with approximately 10% being children.
An adult male is more likely to be involved in a cycling or motorcycling accident than a female.
Most cycling accidents happen in urban areas where cycling is more popular.
Almost two thirds of cyclists killed or seriously injured were involved in accidents or collisions with cars, lorry’s or vans at critical points such as Red Traffic Lights, T Junctions or Roundabouts.
This map shows the number of road accident fatalities in Hackney over the last 10 years.
Nearly every street corner.
Real world driving behaviours
Don’t let this be you
Can you spot the cyclist and motorcyclist on the map displayed below?
No; because they are not logged into Cycle Safety Technology.
Can you spot the cyclist and motorcyclist on this new map?
Now they are using Cycle Safety Technology, they are visible to drivers on the map long before proximity, greatly improving their visibility and driver awareness.