Cycling Deaths Among Children Have Plummeted

That doesn't mean roads are safer

A Ghost Bike, used to signify a fatality involving a bicycle, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The rate of cycling deaths among American children under the age of 15 has fallen 92 percent since 1975. That doesn't mean the roads are safer—it may just mean kids are riding bikes less.

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