Summer is here and almost 40,000 bicyclists will take to the streets, bike paths and parks of New York City. Maybe you are one of those throngs of two-wheeled enthusiasts. But as fun as cycling might be, you need to be aware at all times. Accidents do happen.
Although accidents have been declining the last past few years, the threat is still very real. The last full set of DMV statistics from 2013 show over 3,000 bicyclists were injured and 22 killed. Brooklyn had the most collisions of any borough with 285 crashes. The majority of accidents involved cyclists and motor vehicles. This shows cyclists need to be vigilant when out on the road.