Tired of Sharing the Road

Bicycles Don't Belong on Public Roads!

Sum of All Sense

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To sum it up, most cyclists go 15-20 miles an hour on average (frequently slower, rarely faster). Cars go 30-70 miles an hour on average, with most of the ‘100 million’ miles driven on highways, where it’s around 70 mph. Then the ratio for hours of equivalent participation is about 70/15 (taking the more realistic speeds) = 4.7. So, the more realistic comparison of injury rates per hours of participation is 390/4.7 = 83 injuries per approximately 1,430,000 hours of use. That is much more similar to the rates of injury while driving, and is a more fair metric of comparing activities.  Stay off the roads people!

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Written by Dan

December 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm

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  1. Thats right Dan. And if you then stat the average hospital stay and fatality rate for just minor collisons, the bicycle rate would be incredible. Do you think that the doctors in the BMWs are the ones that like the bikers on the roads? There is a biker here that was bent on standing up for his road rights; he is still in intensive care.

    Turner

    December 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm


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