How safe is cycling?
J Thoendell stashed this in Sports
So cyclists do have a greater risk of death than car drivers, and they are more likely to die on a rural road than in a city, but their overall risk of death is low.
It's worth bearing in mind that the statistics show the extra danger around heavy goods vehicles. Between 2009 and 2013, HGVs were involved in around a quarter of cyclist deaths despite comprising only 5% of traffic in Great Britain.
Here's a link to the latest overall road injuries report from the British Department of Transport:
Are these stats similar to the stats for America?