Rises 8.7% in 2011
(NEWSER) – Last year was a good year for road warriors—so long as they were on four wheels, not two. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released its analysis of 2011 traffic deaths, and overall fatalities sank 1.9% to 32,367, outpacing the 1.2% drop in the number of miles driven by motorists. But while deaths tied to passenger vehicles sank 4.6%, bicycle deaths took an 8.7% jump, from 623 in 2010 to 677.
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