Cycling Safety Statistics

I've mentioned Dave Moulton's bike blog before, and I link it in our link section.
His most recent post lays out a number of statistics about the safety of cycling in comparison to other activities, mostly driving. I'm not sure where these numbers come from, but they are some numbers that I've been wondering about for a while.
There are some crazy stats, such as, per million hours spent cycling the fatality rate is 0.26, as compared to 0.47 for driving.

Check it out.... http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/cyclists-live-longer.html

I'm interested in this because of how often I meet people who don't ride bikes because they think it too dangerous. Or they think I am crazy because I ride my bike in the city every day, or they only ride bike paths, and often drive their bike somewhere to ride it.

I found it a very interesting post, hope you do to.

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