Subject: Child safety on pedal bikes
According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents ROSPRA
Each year in the UK there are over 16,000 pedal bike and cycle riders injured or killed on our roads. Over 2,500 are fatally killed or involve serious injuries.
Every year in this country over 16,000 cyclists are killed or injured in reported road accidents, including around 2,500 who are killed or seriously injured. Of the non-fatal injuries, over 13,000 of the statistics involved minor injuries but many go unreported. The majority of bike accidents happen in urban areas at or near T-junctions or roundabouts. Boys rather than Girls are likely to be injured in a bike accident, in fact the statistic is four out of five.
Contrary to popular belief most accidents occur during the day and not at night; 90 of accidents are involving a child occur during daylight.
Common pedal cycle injuries involve riding too fast, being out of control of the bicycle or motorists failing to see the cycle on approach to a road injection.
See our Child Bike Accident page here for further information.