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death on two wheels

I've heard from numerous sources that America is by far the most dangerous country for bicyclists. I'm starting to believe it. In the past 10 months, I've been almost hit by cars 11 times, and I've actually been hit by a car once. And I don't even ride my bike all that much! In almost every case, the drivers were talking on their cell phones, and given that those same people were all blowing through stop signs or other points where they were supposed to yield without seeming to notice, I think it's fair to say that cell phone usage while driving is correlated with reduced ability. And if I continue to get hit by a car at least once per year, it will almost certainly be the death of me.


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