Patron saints, headlocks,
thrash metal, crash diets,
dogpiles, nutpulls and only the occasional assault.
PINS, my acclaimed debut novel,
narrated by Paul Fleschner.
A recent study by researchers at Rutgers and Virginia Tech supports that hypothesis. Data from nine major North American cities showed that, despite the total number of bike trips tripling between 1977 and 2009, fatalities per 10 million bike trips fell by 65 percent. While a number of factors contribute to lower accident rates, including increased helmet usage and more bike lanes, less aggressive bicyclists probably helped, too.