For the "Duh!" files...

by Liza on Oct. 19th, 2006

Researchers at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque looked a decade's worth of data, and showed that bicycle crashes are more likely to be deadly when the rider has been drinking, is an adult male, has a collision with a car, or is riding on a high-speed roadway. They also found that helmets have a significant protective effect, although they don't much help riders hit by cars. (The findings were presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly.)

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