NHTSA encourages all road users, including motorists and bicyclists, to respect each other and foster a safer transportation environment. Bicycles on the roadway are, by law, vehicles with the same rights, and responsibilities as motorized vehicles. NHTSA's bicycle safety program focus is on research, education, and enforcement of bicyclists' and motorists' behavior to enhance roadway safety and reduce bicycle injuries and fatalities in our nation.
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Safety In Numbers - Tips for Safer Summer Bicycling
NHTSA's July edition of Safety in Numbers points out the danger of riding bicycles at night, while drunk, and common mistakes that bicyclists and drivers make that contribute to crashes.
2013 'Bicyclists and Other Cyclists' Traffic Safety Facts -
In 2013, there were 743 pedalcyclists killed and an estimated 48,000 injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 14
Each State should develop and implement a comprehensive bicycle safety program that promotes safe practices, and educates drivers to share the road with others.