Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cycling unsafely in Germany

Cyclist in Cologne

In today's NY Times:

Injuries to cyclists have become a significant concern in Germany. In 2018, 432 cyclists died in accidents, according to ADAC, a German automobile association, 50 more than the year before. Wearing a helmet when cycling is not mandatory in Germany — 40 percent of riders under age 30 do not even own one, and only 8 percent of riders aged 17 to 30 wear one, according to a poll commissioned by the Transport Ministry.

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At 6:29 PM, Blogger Mark Kaepplein said...

Dutch bicycling deaths now exceed driving deaths - no surprise given the protection mandated in cars.



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