Table 3-4 Factors in Bicyclist Fatalities: 1998

Table 3-4
Factors in Bicyclist Fatalities: 1998

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Factors Number Percent
Riding, playing, etc., in roadway 167 21.9
Failure to yield right of way 163 21.4
Improper crossing of roadway or intersection 89 11.7
Failure to obey (e.g., signs, control devices, officers) 47 6.2
Operating without required equipment 38 5.0
Erratic, reckless, careless, or negligent operation 36 4.7
Not visible 32 4.2
Failure to keep in proper lane or running off road 29 3.8
Making improper turn 27 3.5
Inattentive (talking, eating, etc.) 25 3.3
Driving on wrong side of road 16 2.1
Failing to have lights on when required 15 2.0
Improper entry/exit from trafficway 11 1.4
Improper lane change 10 1.3
Other factors 74 9.7
None reported 216 28.4
Unknown 12 1.6
Total 761 100

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 1998 (Washington, DC: 1999).