Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Women are Safer Drivers

An recent report found that women are far safer drivers than men. As a matter of fact, according to the assembled data, men have a 77% higher chance of dying in a car accident than women. Some of the notable facts from the report are:
- An 82 year old woman is more 60% more likely to die in an accident than a 16 year-old teen.
- Drivers 40-50 are the lease likely to die in an accident.
- The safest passenger in a vehicle at any time, any where is an infant in a car seat in a van.
- School buses have a fatality rate that is 1/50th that of a passenger car.
- Motorcycle riders are 32 times as likely to be killed than drivers in a passenger car.
- A rider between the ages of 21 and 24 riding between midnight and 4AM is 45,000 times more likely to be killed on the bike than in a car.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is allowed to drive at 82???!!

6:05 AM

 
Anonymous Ali said...

My dad - and he's 87.

9:28 PM

 
Blogger Mike said...

If you go to http://hope.hss.cmu.edu/?source=769 there is a lot of data to look at and sort through.

10:20 PM

 

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