Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cars kill people much more efficiently than do terrorists

  Automotive Deaths Since 9/11/2001 - Death by Car: "From 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2011, National Highway Traffic Safety [sic] Administration statistics show that 392,621 people were killed by motor vehicle collisions in the United States. So, that’s about 100 9/11s. (And it does not count those who died from automotive air pollution and physical deconditioning.)"

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1 comment:

Paul M said...

We can make similar comparisons here in the UK. Based on stats given in answer to a parliamentary question, the pedestrian road death rate between 1998 and 2007 was such that an entire decade's terrorist deaths (mainly 7 July 2005 here, when 55 died) could be matched by a mere two months' pedestrian road deaths.