Edwardsville Cycling Statistics
Amongst more than 200 new laws implemented by the Illinois state government that took effect on January 1st, 2018, HB 2895 named cycling the state’s official exercise. With warmer weather on the horizon, it’s just a matter of time before two-wheel traffic starts to flood the MCT trails. Cycling just recently has been dubbed the official exercise of Illinois but has long been the preferred means of exercise and travel for many.
Madison County, Illinois has more than 130 miles of riding trails available to the public, attracting cycling enthusiasts from all around the greater St. Louis area. Unfortunately, the high number of cyclists also means there are increased chances of bicycle accidents. In the United State alone:
- 818 bicyclist deaths occurred due to a collision with a vehicle in 2015.
- 88% of those killed in a collision with a vehicle are men.
- $4 billion in estimated costs of bicycle injury and wrongful death occur each year.
- 1 in 3 bicycle injuries is due to collisions with a car.
Fortunately, an experienced TorHoerman Law Edwardsville bicycle accident lawyer can help if you were involved in a bicycle accident. Our Edwardsville injury law office represents injured individuals through a number of legal services, including bike accidents.