Figure 2 - Bicycle Fatalities by Age of Bicyclist: 1975-2000

Figure 2 - Bicycle Fatalities by Age of Bicyclist: 1975-2000

(Annual fatalities)

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Year 0-15 15-25 25-55 over 55
1975 614 223 103 63
1976 543 213 95 63
1977 543 208 100 71
1978 515 214 103 60
1979 503 224 125 80
1980 469 257 162 77
1981 439 250 153 94
1982 388 226 173 96
1983 400 231 141 67
1984 374 226 147 102
1985 396 215 178 102
1986 397 246 209 89
1987 397 248 215 88
1988 400 213 240 88
1989 352 174 218 88
1990 258 180 304 117
1991 287 141 305 110
1992 280 105 244 94
1993 282 140 298 96
1994 276 132 292 102
1995 257 127 340 109
1996 224 122 304 114
1997 232 139 333 110
1998 212 108 319 120
1999 194 130 323 107
2000 175 90 293 132

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database, available at http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/, as of April 2002.