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Las Vegas ranks No. 26 for most dangerous city for bicyclists

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 17:46:16-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to a recent report by CarInsurance.com, cyclist fatalities have increased by 25% in the U.S. since 2010.

Between 2014 and 2017, the states of California, Florida and Texas had 41% percent of all cyclist fatalities despite accounting for only 27% of the population.

The study found that adults ages 45 to 64 account for more than 40% of all bike fatalities between 2014 and 2017.

It also found that bike fatalities are far more likely to occur on open roads. More than 60% of bike fatalities occurred on an open road away from an intersection.

Additionally, approximately 16% of cyclists involved in fatal accidents were known to be wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

According to the report, Las Vegas is ranked No. 26 for most fatalities involving a bicyclist between 2014 and 2017.

The top 5 most dangerous cities for bicyclists were:

  1. Cape Coral, Florida
  2. Abilene, Texas
  3. San Bernardino, California
  4. Dayton, Ohio
  5. Pompano Beach, Florida