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Old 05-31-2022, 02:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Drifter View Post
In the US, there a motor vehicle fatality an average of once every ~67 million miles driven. Bike miles aren't tracked as accurately, but 1250 people died in 2020 in an estimated 2.3 billion rides. If the average ride was 5 miles long, that would be a death every ~9 million miles. So riding a bike is at least 7 times as deadly as driving a car.
To be fair, people travel far greater numbers of miles in cars. Time for time, bikes look a lot better.
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