In Las Vegas and elsewhere, more people are riding their bicycles. The weather is warm and pleasant and biking is a great way to get exercise and get around, in general. However, with more people riding bicycles, it’s only natural that more accidents will occur.
How Common are Las Vegas Bicycle Accidents?
Between 2010 and 2014, 28 bicycle accidents occurred in Las Vegas that resulted in fatalities. From 2011 to 2015, there were double the amount of injuries versus the fatalities. Clark County accounted for the majority of deaths after serious bicycle accidents.
Why Do Bicycle Accidents Occur?
According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, the most prevalent cause of bicycle accidents is cyclists not adhering to the rules of the road. Generally, many accidents take place due to improperly crossing the road or passing a lane while sharing the road with traffic. The second largest cause of bicycle accidents is a failure to yield on either the part of the person riding the bike or the driver of a car. Other causes include bicycles swerving while on the sidewalk to avoid a pedestrian and abruptly entering traffic.
Many bicycle accidents are not the cyclist’s fault. However, it can occasionally be the fault of the person riding the bike, or they may contribute in some way to the accident. One way is when the individual drinks or takes drugs sometime before getting on their bicycle.
The Nevada Department of Transportation has tried to take steps to prevent the number of bicycle accidents. One way was to create bicycle lanes specifically for people riding bikes. Sadly, many motor vehicles fail to adhere to the laws of the road, which leads to accidents.
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