Re: Are motorcycles safer then stock mopeds?

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bicycles are not significantly more dangerous, and definitely much less so than motorcycles. I've ridden thousands of city miles. Once a car passed and then immediately turned right directly in front of me. I slammed his side, bent my wheel. One time a car clipped my elbow with a mirror. I saw the passenger reach out to fix the mirror as they drove on, so the KNEW they hit me. I caught up at the next light but decided to drop it because there is literally zero positive outcomes from confronting someone except stroking your own pride/machismo.

I mean I understand the fear, it feels uncomfortable having cars pass you much faster than you're going, but they aren't just going to hit you. And certainly as drivers I recognize folks often get nervous passing bicycles too.

here's a fantastically well documented and researched piece:

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/166/2/212/98784

On a per-mile-travelled basis it appears bicycles have a slightly higher rate of fatal and serious injury than car, comparable level to walking, and much lower than motorcycles. But it also shows the bicycle injury/death rate is (very unfortunately) significantly inflated by kids and elderly

It definitely feels scarier riding a bicycle on roads, but it's not actually. I'm sure we've all got some anecdotal stories of people we've distantly know who've been injured on bikes but it's just confirmation bias.

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