Why Are Cycling Deaths on the Rise in Men?

  • Topic Info:According to a new report, fewer children are dying in bicycling accidents than they were 40 years ago; but, now more adults are.

    Many individuals may depend on bikes for transportation, as many cities have become extremely bike-friendly. But, is it causing more deaths?

    Data was taken from the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Reporting System, which over a 38 year period, registered 27,911 deaths.

    The report also found that within the mortality rate among adults aged 35-54, men were six times more likely to die than women.

    Why is that?

    Listen in as Jeffrey Sankoff, MD, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss why cycling deaths are increasing in men.
  • Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD