Further to my last post (Handlebar Safety), I found this rather interesting link - check out the info for New Zealand. Certainly makes you think.
Carrying on in this vein, I also found some stats on bicycling safety in general. Granted this stuff is from America, but surely our streets are at least equivalent or safer than theirs. I was fascinated to see that 'living' is more dangerous than 'cycling' - how does that work? I generally 'bicycle' whilst 'living' so is the risk compound?