Most people would agree that bicycling is a good way to keep fit, but is it safe? That depends.
In 2013, 743 cyclists died in collisions with motor vehicles, just slightly under two people each day in the United States. That year had the most bicyclist fatalities since 2006, as during that year 772 bicyclists died in accidents. It was a marked uptick from only two years before, when there were 682 bicyclist fatalities. These totals represent more than 2 percent of all those who were injured and killed in crashes in 2012.