Wyoming Doesn’t Count Cycling Deaths as it ShouldBy Michael Frank on March 11th, 2013
When Robert Verhaaren died in the annual LOTOJA race between Logan, Utah, and Teton Village, Wyoming, there was no traffic accident report. Because unless a cyclist collides with a car and there’s more than $1,000 in damage, a death like Verhaaren’s (he hit a clump of uplifted asphalt and was pitched off an overpass) isn’t considering by Wyoming to be a vehicle accident — nor is any cycling fatality unless a motor vehicle is involved. And why does that matter? Because the data Wyoming studies to measure road safety doesn’t include bikes. Via Jackson Hole News and Guide.
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