Chapter 5 - For The Safety of Canadian Children And Youth -
Public Health Agency of Canada
Between 1972 and 1992, the rate of death due to bicycle injuries
declined by more than 50% among Canadians under the age of 20;
since 1986 the hospitalization rate has declined substantially.
Between 1990 and 1992, over 90% of fatal injuries resulted from
collisions with motor vehicles (Statistics Canada).
CHIRPP data show that in 1993 45 children under 7 years of age
were passengers in rear-mounted bicycle seats when they were
injured; 53% of these injuries were caused by feet becoming caught
in the wheels.
Percentage of Cyclist Injuries in the CHIRPP Database by Age and
Sex, 0-19-Year-Old Children and Youth, 1993
Mortality and Hospitalization
Magnitude of the Problem
Age and Sex
Provinces and Territories
Circumstances, Nature of Injuries and Opportunities for
Circumstances and Nature of Injuries According to Various
Opportunities for Action
Severe Non-Fatal Injuries
Injuries Requiring a Visit to the Emergency Room
Other Consequences of Injury