Bicycling Deaths in the USA Increased by 12.2 Percent in 2015

“BICYCLING DEATHS are on the rise [in the USA], a new report says, as is the average age of the victims…

Photograph of a car passing a bicycle at a bad location on a mountain curve.
Cyclists are often passed badly by reckless or unthinking drivers.  Copyright image.

“The report by the Governors Highway Safety Association… found a 12.2 percent increase in bicycling deaths in 2015 compared with the previous year, a figure that outpaced an overall 10.5 percent rise in U.S. traffic fatalities that year….”

To put this into better perspective, 2015 was the year in which annual road deaths in the USA rose back up above the catastrophic and entirely unacceptable level of 40,000.

Read the full media article: Bicycling shouldn’t be a deadly pursuit, from Fredericksburg.com

Author: EddieWren

Eddie Wren is the CEO and Chief Instructor at Advanced Drivers of North America. His driver safety background is given at: http://www.advanceddrivers.com/ceochief-instructors-resumecvbio/

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