Huge reduction in auto deaths also. I think it is mostly due to fewer people on the road. With fewer autos, less likelyhood of being hit by one, and add to that fewer cycles, and that people are familliar with the cycles they are on and it all drops.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it has NOTHING to do with safer driving or riding or any safety equipment, and that as soon as the economy picks up again (positive thinking here) we will see an article a year later that reads....Auto Deaths increase 40%....highest increase in deaths in years. We'll also see....Motorcycle deaths increase 30%, new push to mandate helmet use considered.
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