Fewer people die when using bicycles compared to cars
Bicycles don’t move as fast, and so they’re safer
Now we come to another misconception. Lots of folks believe that bikes are safer because they won’t travel at anywhere near the speed of a car. Wrong again! Speed has little to do with fatalities in this instance. Bicycles are much more dangerous because they don’t provide any protection for the rider. Someone might survive a car crash at thirty miles per hour because the cabin helped to cushion the impact. Bikers could die from an accident that happens at ten miles per hour because they have no protection. So, it’s vital that people don’t make presumptions about safety.
Cars are heavier, and so they’re more dangerous
To answer the question posed in the title of this post, yes, cars are much safer than bicycles. So, the next time someone uses those arguments, drivers shouldn’t have too much trouble shooting them down. At the end of the day, everyone wants to avoid injury while getting from A to B. However; it’s still important to consider the facts and refrain from listening to scaremongering. Cars are much safer than most people realise.
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