In comparison to accidents that occur through different means, the more number of cyclists are killed each year. Usually the accidents that involve cyclist occur during the day light and each year nearly 17,000 cyclist accidents are reported. Based on the type of accident, cyclist will be seriously injured or slightly injured. Nearly 20% of people killed or injured in the accidents are children.
More than 75% of cyclist accidents occur while riding them in urban areas where as only 50% of fatalities will occur on the roads in rural areas. To prevent themselves from accidents, the cyclists are suggested to wear helmet, sunglasses, lights, reflectors and gloves.