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Bike Accidents

Bike Accidents

This short piece in Outside Magazine has links to the new League of American Bicyclists report on bike accidents as part of its "Every Bicyclist Counts" program. Lots of data in its in depth look at bike accidents. The report even explores the newspaper accounts of many accidents. … ained.html

Part of the Outside mag article reads.....

"Also striking is that rear-end collisions were responsible for 40 percent of the fatalities. As Vox writer Joseph Stromberg notes, rear-endings make up a small percentage of total collisions, so this indicates that they are extremely dangerous when they do happen.
And the fallout of fatal crashes? According to the numbers in the report, fewer than half result in any enforcement action. Only 12 percent result in a criminal sentence of any kind—certainly a stark contrast to the 238 accidents involving reckless driving."

As Sgt Phil Esterhaus of the Hill Street Precinct used to say...
"Hey! Let's be careful out there!"


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