Bicycling accident stats for Tucson - Tucson News Now

Bicycling accident stats for Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

New this morning Tucson News Now is getting a closer look at the numbers and causes of bike accidents on Tucson roads, and more will be revealed today.

According to the Tucson-Pima County Bicycling Advisory Committee and Tucson Police stats, the worst area for bike crashes in Tucson is at 6th and Congress. 

Within a quarter mile of this area there have been on average eight crashes a year.  These stats come from TPD and are broken down by the Tucson-Pima County Bicycling Advisory Committee.  According to some of the notes most crashes happen in the afternoon between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., happen mainly in spring and fall and are generally ‘wrong way' riding crashes.

‘Wrong way' riding is when the bicyclist is riding opposite flow of traffic, an accident happens when a driver is making a right turn and does not see the cyclist on the right, hitting him or her.  These crashes make up nearly a quarter of all crashes. 

TPD is asking that people concentrate on stopping ‘wrong way' riding.  The coalition just got new numbers of crash reports from Tucson Police.  The group is expecting to formally thank TPD and start breaking down the new information today.

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