Bicycling accident stats for Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - New this morning TucsonNews Now is getting a closer look at the numbers and causes of bike accidentson Tucson roads, and more will be revealed today.

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

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

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

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

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