Attention Pedestrians, cyclists motorists are trying to kill you

I’ve seen a few posts this morning about this study that found about 1,000 pedestrians a year are injured by NY cyclists. Richard Masoner offers a little perspective:

Moreover, the number of “serious” injuries — defined as “skull fractures, internal injuries, broken or distorted limbs, unconsciousness, and severe lacerations” — caused by motor vehicles is double the total injuries to pedestrians in bicycle collisions.

  1. #1 by Jym Dyer on September 20, 2011 - 9:48 am

    • The study fails to normalize its stats with the walking population at large, so all demographic details are meaningless. There is also no data on who’s at fault in these collisions, something that could be normalized with actuarial data. That would be imperfect, but would at least be better than the conclusions the Gruskin Foundation would have us leap to.

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