Kentucky State Law authorizes and entitles bicycles to the same rights and rules to the highway as motor vehicles. Driving reckless around or harassing a cyclist is a violation of law.
In 2006, 773 bicyclists were killed in accidents, 44,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic crashes, in 2008 that number increased 21% to 52,000.
Bicyclist deaths accounted for 2% of all traffic fatalities.
Bicylcist injuries accounted for 2% of all people injured in traffic accidents.
Bicylcists accounted for 13% of all nonoccupant traffic deaths.
Bicycle accidents accounted for the most injuries to children in 2006. Nearly 240,000 children received emergency room treatment for bicycle-related injuries.
Bicyclists under the age of 16 accounted for 14% of all bicyclists killed in accidents and 28% of those injured.
Bicyclist deaths occurred more frequently in urban areas (73%) and at non-intersection locations (68%).
Fatalities occurred most frequently between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. (27%).
Bike rider deaths were most common during the summer months (33%)