As Arkansas car accident attorneys who also handle cases resulting from auto-bicycle accidents, the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar closely monitor news and research related to the work we do on behalf of our clients.
But, accident statistics serve a greater purpose than supporting legal procedures. They also illuminate social trends, and serve as warning signs for all of us with regards to how to conduct ourselves on the roads.
Consider this: Fatal car-bicycle accidents in the United States are more than two times more likely to happen in urban areas than rural ones, and these accidents are most likely to happen away from an intersection, according to the most recent research available from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Their “Traffic Safety Facts” released earlier this year, based on data compiled two years beforehand in 2012, also reveal that:
- Fatal car-bicycle accidents are most likely to happen between 4 p.m. and midnight.
- The average age of bicyclists killed in such accidents is 43.
- During the survey year (2012), Children 15 and younger accounted for 9 percent of all cyclists killed and 20 percent of all those injured in traffic crashes.
- The majority of the cyclists killed or injured in 2012 were males.
If you live in the greater Little Rock, Arkansas area and need advice from an experienced personal injury and accident attorney after a car-bicycle crash, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar online today or call (888) 220-7068 for a free consultation.