Details of 2009 bicycle fatalities; state-by-state tally

That’s only 630 fatalities nationwide in 2009. That’s only good if you compare it to 786 in 2005. Any deaths at all tend to give pause but then you realize many of these occurred in avoidable situations and at a particular time of day.–Corrie


A report issued by the US Department of Transportation compiles the “what,” “when,” “where” and “how” of 630 bicyclist fatalities in 2009 involving motor vehicles.

It’s easier to read these numbers if you don’t think about the “who.”

“Traffic Safety Facts of 2009” is a follow-up report to one issued last September trumpeting that overall traffic fatalities in the US dropped to their lowest level since 1950. Bicycling fatalities also dropped that year, by 12%.

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