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  •  How about some links? (1+ / 0-)
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    Do other nations have fewer deaths per mile driven? Is it because of safety regs? Which ones have been proven more effective?

    Inquiring minds...

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:18:51 AM PST

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    •  Deaths Per Vehicle Mile Is a Terrible Measure (0+ / 0-)

      Because America is very large country and there are lots of empty transit miles. Basing everything on vehicle miles is one reason we have terrible public transportation.

      But even so, look at this list and sort it by every possible measure and you'll see that the US is ranked very low. Per capita, we're something like 55th on the list. Per vehicle, we have more than twice the number of fatal traffic deaths of other car-loving countries like Germany and the UK. (Because it's such a crappy measure, a lot of other countries don't collect vehicle mile statistics, but even they're we're outperformed by plenty of other places.)

      We're not doing nearly enough to end this horror.

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