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Over 70 percent of cycling incidents involve 'self crashing'

Over 70 percent of cycling incidents involve 'self crashing'

Over 70 percent of cycling incidents involved 'self crashing' while over 80 percent of citizens didn't wear a protective helmet, police announced the statistics today.
Police recorded a total of 1,655 cycling incidents in the first two quarters of this year, which marked over 40 percent increase compared to last year's number.

Among these incidents, 291 of them were fatal incidents or incidents that caused severe injury.

According to police, over 70 percent of incidents involved 'self crashing', in which 70 percent of these incidents happened on flat and straight roads.

Police also found that over 80 percent of citizens in these incidents didn't wear a protective helmet. In five fatal cycling incidents, four of them sustained severe head injury.

Officers reminded citizens to wear protective gear and understand the routes well before the ride.

Police will also organize activities today and tomorrow to promote road safety in Kowloon and New Territories.
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