The number of U.S. bicyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes increased 16% from 2010 to 2012, and the proportion of fatal collisions involving adults quadrupled from 1975 to 2012, from 21% to 84%, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Nearly seven in 10 bike deaths occurred in cities in 2012, compared to 50% in 1975, GHSA reports. More than two-thirds of bicyclists killed in collisions in 2012 were not wearing helmets, and more than 25% were impaired.
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