Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A sad statistic.

Idly looking through the road toll figures for 2006, one figure stood out - the 14 cyclists killed on Victorian road is double the figure for the previous year. It's also double the five year average. The toll among drivers and motorcyclists was down, but cyclists really copped it. There would be some consolation if this reflected the the fact that twice as many people had suddenly taken up cycling, but I doubt it. I suspect it means that cycling has for some reason become twice as dangerous - despite the best efforts of everyone working to reduce the toll.

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