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    Posted on February 29th, 2012

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    Helmet Related Safety Stats

    First, a summary of US statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Traffic Safety Facts – 2009 Data (released in 2010, and still the most recent)

    • 630 bicyclists died on US roads in 2009 (718 in 2008, 1,003 in 1975)
    • 74 were 14 or younger, a reduction of 58 per cent from the 178 killed in 2000.
    • Bicyclist deaths represented 2 per cent of all 2009 traffic fatalities.
    • 51,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic in 2009 (Up sharply from 43,000 in 2007)

    And some more statistics from 2008 data also released in 2010:

    • One-seventh of the cyclists killed were between 5 and 15 years old.
    • Average age of a bicyclist killed on US roads: 41
    • Average age of a bicyclist injured on US roads: 31
    • Bicyclists 15 and under killed: 93. Injured: 13,000
    • Bicyclists 16 to 34 killed: 168. Injured 20,000
    • Bicyclists 35 to 54 killed: 270. Injured 13,000
    • Bicyclists 55 and older killed: 179. Injured 6,000
    • Alcohol involvement was reported in 37% of 2008 deaths.
    • Nearly one fourth (23%) of the cyclists killed were drunk. (BAC over .08 g.dl)
    • Fatal crashes typically were urban (69%) and not at intersections (64%).
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