Things are not so rosy for cyclists in the Netherlands as they might be:
According to research by Dutch traffic safety research organisation SWOV, there were some 640 fatalities in 2010. This included 162 cyclists. Cyclists have seen their share in fatalieies increase from 20% in 2000 to 25% in 2010. This is being attributed to a rise in older cyclists with poorer vision and slower reaction times. Seriously injured cyclists have also increased from in 2000 to 11,000 in 2010 and account for 50% of the injured.