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Minnesota bicycle accidents lower than average

One of the downsides of more and more people embracing the healthy benefits of bicycling is that more people end up getting injured in a bicycle crash. According to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, hospital rates of admission caused by cycling injuries have more than doubled in the last 15 years. Between 1998 and 2013, cycling related injuries for which people went to the emergency room rose 28 percent.

Most recent statistics for a bicycle accident show rider risks

There are numerous benefits for people in Minnesota who choose to ride a bicycle instead of driving a car. In addition to the exercise, it helps the environment and can save money as well. That, however, does not eliminate the jeopardy people place themselves in when they are on a bicycle. The most recent statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate the causes and effects of a bicycle accident.

Bicycle accidents in bike friendly community spurs concern

Minnesota residents may not be aware that only 15 communities in their state are considered bicycle friendly and one of those communities still has a number of improvements to make in order to become even more bicycle friendly, according to a study. The city asked for the study to be conducted because of a recent increase in bicycle and pedestrian accidents in a specific area.

Bicycle accident fatalities increased in 2012

Though not many Minnesotans are probably getting on their bikes these days due to the weather, when the sun peeks out and the roads are relatively clear, avid bikers may take to the road to flex their legs and enjoy the healthy activity. However, it is easy for cars to overlook bicycles sharing the roadway with them, especially during this weather, and this may be the reason the top cause of injury bicyclists face is getting hit by a car.

Frequency of Minnesota bicyclist accidents a concern

In Minnesota and across the nation, the number of people who are taking to the roads with a bicycle, instead of a car or public transport, is increasing. This not only improves the health of the populace, but it is also good for the pocketbook, as well as the environment. However, there are dangers for those who ride bicycles that are not frequently considered when they choose to alter their lifestyle by becoming a regular bicyclist. The risks of a bike crash for a multitude of reasons are significant and they can lead to massive expenses from the need for long-term medical care if not an outright fatality.

'Fat bikes' making winter cycling an easier task

Cycling is something that most people here in Minnesota would associate with summer rather than winter. However, there are people who take to the roads on bikes during Minnesota winters. And, in the past decade, new bikes have been coming out aimed at making winter cycling a more manageable task.

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