Cyclist injuries

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bicycle_flickr-pesisTHE Road Safety Authority is asking all cyclists to be aware of their vulnerability on the roads and is advising cyclists to make sure they are equipped with the correct safety gear when they are out on their bike. The RSA has published an in-depth report on cyclist casualties that occurred in 2012, which shows that cyclist injuries hit a ten-year high (2002 to 2012) as 630 cyclists were injured on Ireland’s roads. This represents a 59 per cent increase compared to cyclist injuries in 2011. Just over half (53 per cent) of cyclists injured in 2012 were injured in a collision occurring in Dublin. Limerick represented a much smaller proportion of injury collisions at four per cent.