I quote a comment wrt to the proposed Oregon child bicycle law:
According the CDC ( http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/childpas.htm ) :
“In the United States during 2005, 1,335 children ages 14 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and approximately 184,000 were injured.”
Accordining to http://www.helmets.org/stats.htm , which sourced it’s data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/811156.pdf :
2008 data shows:
“Bicyclists 15 and under killed: 93. Injured: 13,000″
Based on Greenlick’s reasoning to save just one kids life, it makes more sense to first ban children in automobiles.
Ten times more are hurt in cars. Every new bike on the road makes driving safer by putting fewer cars on the road.
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