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:
- Cape Coral, Florida
- Abilene, Texas
- San Bernardino, California
- Dayton, Ohio
- Pompano Beach, Florida