Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers

Yet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California.

The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given that, with the passage of the law,  drivers would now be required to give cyclists more room when passing then they had before. In the eyes of some drivers, this was unfair because they thought that cyclists caused more accidents than drivers and therefore resented having to change their driving habits to increase the safety of other road users.    Continue reading ….

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