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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cycling Fatalities by Country Japan


According to a Japanese Cabinet Report, Holland is the safest country in the world in which to cycle.

On page 99, amongst the jargon and charts and bureaucratese, there is a graph that represents daily kilometers pedaled and fatalities per 100 million kilometers.

The Dutch ride more than anyone on the planet - and are killed on their bikes less than anyone on the planet.

The rate for fatalities in Holland was under two people. By rank in terms of safety, Holland was followed by:

2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. Sweden
5. Germany
6. Japan (3.59 fatalities)
7. Switzerland
8. Finland
9. Great Britain
10. Austria
11. Italy

The Japanese Cabinet report did not bother to list the United States. Taking to the streets of America can be fatal, whether because of gun, knife, or car. The US, with the lowest rate of cycling, has however by far the highest rate of injury and fatalities.


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