If you're out on your bicycle, make sure that you stay safe by wearing a helmet! Over the past several years, we've seen bicycles, scooters, and electric bikes increase in popularity due to their low environmental impact and cost-saving benefits. Not only that, but they can allow you to get some exercise in! With the number of cyclists on the road increasing over time, the number of accidents certainly have as well. Over the past ten years alone, the amount of bicyclist deaths have risen by 30%. In 2018 alone, 857 bicyclists were killed as a result of traffic accidents.
From Parker Waichman, this infographic takes a closer look at the fatality statistics for bicyclists, with the data coming from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Per the data, Monroe County, Florida is the deadliest county in the United States for bicyclists, as there were 12,125 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Of the top 50 deadliest counties for bicyclists, did your county make this ranking of 50?