Palma.—The Local Police in Palma yesterday reported that during the first six months of this year, 62 cyclists were injured in 80 accidents in the capital.

That said, the number of accidents involving cyclists only account for 3.7 percent of the 2'115 incidents the Local Police had to deal with during the first half of the year.

Of the 62 cycle accidents, only one was very serious. Two others were serious while in 55, the cyclists escaped with light and minor injuries.
Varied causes
According to the Local Police the causes of the accidents are extremely varied and are the fault of both cyclists and vehicle drivers.
Quite often they are caused by drivers or cyclists failing to respect traffic signs.
The Local Police also reported yesterday that since the new cycle bylaws were introduced at the start of the month, 50 cyclists have been fined for cycling on pavements, while using a mobile phone or wearing ear phones.

In the build up to the bylaws coming into force, 600 were given warnings.


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