Monday, July 10, 2017

Centers for Disease Control on bicycle safety

Carolyn Tyler

The Centers for Disease Control announces a new Spanish version of its Motor Vehicle Safety Website. I don't speak Spanish, so I click on the "Bicycle Safety" link on the English version and find this information:

Bicycle trips account for only 1% of all trips in the United States. However, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash related injury and deaths than occupants in motor vehicles.

How big is the problem?

In 2015 in the United States, over 1,000 bicyclists died and there were almost 467,000 bicycle-related injuries.

Data from 2010 show fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries to bicyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion.

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3 Comments:

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CDC on obesity.

https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/

Yet you insist on being a fat slob, you elitist fatty.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Your information is out of date; I used to be fat but I'm not now.

Anyhow, your attempted insult is irrelevant, since there are a lot of safer ways to combat obesity than riding bikes.

The latest threat to cyclists: air pollution. From today's NY Times: On Your Bike, Watch Out for the Air.

People are better off taking a long walk several times a week.

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

regarding obesity - it's good that you've lost weight (I'm skeptical) but at your age the damage is long done in terms of blocked arteries.

long walks aren't done in polluted air?

 

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