More than half of the 865,000 bicycle riders who commute to work every day in the United States cycle through red light intersections without stopping, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo, The Record reported on June 29.
Another study conducted in Minnesota showed that 49% of bicycle accidents occurred through the fault of the bicyclist; an Arizona study, on the other hand, showed that 44% of fatalities in bicycle-automobile accidents were caused by the cyclist rather than the car driver.
Chris Juden, chief technical officer of the United Kingdom’s 137-year-old Cyclists Touring Club, said the reason why sometimes bicyclists fail to stop at red lights is due to the lost momentum and kinetic energy they experience.
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