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Given the popular -- and wildly biased -- statistic regarding pedestrian fatality as a function of vehicle velocity, the low number of pedestrian/cyclist fatalities is expected.

I'm referencing the study that says the likelihood of a fatality at 20, 30, and 40 mph is 5, 40, and 85%.

Since velocity is really the important factor here -- that is, unless the vehicle is on top of you -- and bicycles travel slower, they will naturally be much safer.

Of course, exposure could be an issue too.

This is really, really horrible news!

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