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Cycling is a popular recreational pursuit for some and a serious business for others. With more cyclists than ever on the road, bicycle accidents can happen when cyclists and motorists are sharing the same roadways. In 2012, 33,561 bicycle accidents across the nation resulted in 726 fatalities, accounting for two percent of all traffic fatalities that year. In Georgia alone, bicycle accidents were on the rise, increasing 28 percent in 2012 over the previous year. If you are involved in a bicycle accident, you should keep your wits about you and concentrate on taking these important steps.
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Football has received a lot of attention in recent headlines for its role in head and brain injuries, but you may be surprised to learn that bicycling is actually the number one cause of athletic head traumas. Not only are there more accidents in cycling, the traumas sustained are much more severe.

According to a 2009 study by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, bicycle accidents account for more head injuries than either football or baseball combined. This staggering fact should be enough to examine further the cause of these wrecks and how they can be prevented.

Bicycle accidents are largely due to the lack of helmet use by riders and the close proximity to dangerous roadways in riding. It is important to always make sure you are wearing the proper protective headgear to prevent the awful consequences of a head or brain injury. Whether cycling for entertainment, transportation, or a cause, it is also necessary to know your state traffic laws and be aware of the risks associated with biking close to traffic.

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