Nearly 700 bicyclists were killed and more than 44,000 injured in traffic accidents in 2007, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And more bicycle fatalities occurred in Florida than in any other state. If you’re one of the thousands of Florida bicyclists, you know just how dangerous our roads can be.
There were 4,847 bicycle accidents in Florida in 2007, resulting in 121 deaths and 4,403 injuries, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In 2007, Florida had by far the nation’s highest rate of bicycle fatalities in the nation—6.5 deaths per million people. Nationally, the fatality rate for all cyclists was 2.31