Tampa Bay Area Named Most Dangerous City For Bicycles


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tampa Bay metro area has the highest bicycle deaths in the U.S, accounting for 7 cyclist fatalities per 100,000 residents.

The average for the rest of Florida is 6.2 cyclist deaths per 100,000 and even that is 59% higher than the next highest state.

Florida, California and Texas account for about 40% of all cyclist deaths, according to NHTSA.

Pam Fischer, a transportation safety consultant says "Florida’s population is older and more densely packed, and the state gets a steady influx of tourists unfamiliar with local roads,"

Bike fatalities are trending up again this year, with 95 so far this year in Florida, six in Pinellas County alone.

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