There were 698 lives loss in bicycle /motor vehicle crashes in 2007.  That is almost two people per day in the United States.  These number represent two percent of the total number of people killed and injured in traffic crashes in 2007.

The good news is that the number of bicycle/motor vehicle deaths and injuries has decreased in recent years.  For example, the number of reported injuries involving bicyclist has dropped from 68, 000 in 1993 to 41, 000 in 2003.  However, we know from research into hospital records that only a fraction of bicycle crashes causing injuries are ever recorded by police, possibly as low as ten percent.

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