In 2008, 714 cyclists were killed in the United States in crashes with motor vehicles, down 75 percent since 1975 but up 14 percent since 2003. Many more bicyclists were killed in urban areas (68 percent) rather than rural areas (31 percent). In 1975, cycling deaths occurred equally in urban and rural areas.
SOURCE: NHTSA National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2008; Insurance Institute for Highway Safety | Bill Webster and Tobey/The Washington Post - May 20, 2010
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