Health & Safety

July 11, 2014

Be aware, be prepared

bike-safety
U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
Airmen are reminded to wear the proper protection while operating a bicycle in order to reduce the risk of injury during an unexpected incident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an additional 49,000 were injured which accounted for two percent of all traffic fatalities during the year. It is important to stay alert and protect oneself from unforeseen incidents as bicycles on the roadway are by law, vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles.




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