• Statistics show that for every kilometre travelled, a cyclist is about 20 times more likely to be killed than a car passenger. In 2006, 675 pedestrians and 146 cyclists were killed on Britain’s highways

    Ooh slightly poor figures from a marketing man... what do I expect... duh?

    From the DFT:
    Cycle fatalities for 2006 = 163
    Cycle Fatalities per 100 million kilometres = 3.5
    Motor car fatalities per 100 million kilometres = 0.9

    I make that less than four times more likely to be killed per kilometre travelled not 20 times. But the cherry is of course when you take into account how far people actually travel by car / bicycle:

    the average distance travelled by car users in 2006 = 9161 km
    while the average distance travelled by bicycle was = 119 km

    Maybe I am now on statistically shakey ground... okay I admit it I don't have a clue what I'm talking about... perhaps someone can do the necessary...?


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