Motorist on Bicyclist Accidents in Austin

Jan. 3, 2005, through Sept. 10, 2006


Accident Injuries

Total accidents involving bicyclist injuries: 251

Fatalities: 4

Serious or incapacitating injuries: 20

Other visible injuries: 152

None visible, but victim reporting pain: 79


Motorist Moving Violations

Police reports noting moving violations: 122

Citations issued: 62


Top Motorist Citations

No insurance: 19

Failure to yield right-of-way: 15

No driver's license: 7

Failure to stop and render aid: 5

Driving while intoxicated: 3

Unsafe move right or left: 3

Intoxicated manslaughter: 2

Ran stop sign/red light: 2


Top Motorist Violations Noted but Not Cited

Failed to yield right-of-way: 29

Ran stop sign/red light: 16

Unsafe move right or left: 8

Excessive speed: 2

Followed too closely: 2


Other Motorist Actions

Motorists who left scene of injury accident: 35

Accidents in which motorist inattention was a factor: 63

Got something to say on the subject? Send a letter to the editor.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle