Dr. Chris Cavacuiti was hit by a turning truck on Unwin a few years ago while cycling. Since then he's done a lot of research on bike safety, has become a cycling advocate and written a regular column in Dandyhorse. He's interviewed in the Toronto Star.
Things we learn: males are the most dangerous drivers.
The study showed that drivers were largely culpable in 74 per cent of all of accidents and partially culpable in another 16 per cent. Interestingly, one of the big findings was ... that 97 per cent of the drivers in cases of fatal accidents involving cyclists were male. It is highly unlikely to get that kind of statistic by random chance. One of the things we know about young men is that they tend to be the most aggressive drivers on the road.
The Netherlands has the lowest cycling fatality rate and really low helmet use.
...helmets are quite a small part of the picture when it comes to preventing major cycling injuries. Particularly for adult cyclists, most deaths occur from massive body trauma that occurs as a result of being hit in the torso by the grille of a car. The helmet does not help you with that.
Education not licensing, idiots!
Sometime around Grade 6, when kids usually want to start being more independent, start wanting to be going off on their own and meeting their friends, that would be an excellent point at which to have some kind of mandatory training.