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Adult Bicycling Deaths Far Outnumber Children’s

The CDC recently released statistics showing a dramatic difference in fatal bike accident statistics between adults and children. A CDC report says that adults between the ages of 35 and 54 have the highest mortality rates, with the next highest being aged 55 and up. Adult men are shown to be particularly vulnerable. The report claims that 87 percent of bicycle fatalities in 2012 were men. The fatality rate for men is six times women’s. Why are Adult Bicycle Accidents Increasing? This increased risk of accidents is due to the gargantuan shift in bicycle usage. Used to be, back in the 70’s, children and young adults carried the higher mortality rate, but over time, riding a bike became less and less popular among younger people. While that number became smaller, the amount of adults that use their bikes has gone up exponentially. Bicycles have become more popular among adults for…
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