3.11.2010

I Think This Is Amazing

If you would have told me that the deaths per capita had gone down, I'd believe it. But total deaths? You've got to be kidding. Compared to the 1950s, we've got a krillion more cars on the road, traveling at much faster speeds, and driven by a population that is borderline crazy. And less people are dying?

26 comments:

Danny Boy said...

As with any statistic, these numbers were probably manipulated to fit the research result they were looking for.

Anonymous said...

you see, DWI, texting, cell phone - not an issue.

Anonymous said...

Deaths are down, not injuries or accidents. Cars are safer (crumple zones, better belts, airbags, impact bars, stronger cage) and more people are restrained by belts.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see more specific numbers here - state to state stats and age demographics.

Anonymous said...

Another big victory for Obama! Bush messed up the roads and it took Obama to clean them up.

Thanks Mr. President!

Anonymous said...

Cars are much safer than even 20 years ago. It amazes me how many people walk away from really serious crashes. The level of emergency care has gone up exponentially since the Vietnam era. I remember when the funeral home hearse doubled as the ambulance! Always seemed like a conflict of interest.

mzchief said...

Lighter cars made from plastic and more focus on driver/occupant safety has gone a long way to saving lives. I would imagine, improved and increased numbers of trauma centers have a tremendous impact on accident survivor rates.

Anonymous said...

So toyota we are counting on you for more populaion control and thanks for stepping up to the plate.

Anonymous said...

shoulder/seat belts, front and side airbags, better design frames, divided highways with shoulders...

Anonymous said...

WOW! All those people suing "not about the money" it's so no one will have to go through this again.
Are finally making a difference.

Anonymous said...

Cars are indeed becoming safer, which makes our driving become more careless.

Install a six inch metal spike protruding from the center of the steering wheel on every vehicle. You would be amazed at how safely people would drive. I predict deaths per year would plummet to below 1000.

Anonymous said...

that level just went back up 3 spots... please pray for the cows that were killed this morning on 287...amen

Anonymous said...

9:47 & 10:08: Damn government mandating all this stuff to keep people alive. (tongue firmly planted in cheek)

Anonymous said...

Mandatory car seats for kids!

Anonymous said...

Death tolls not down on 380!

Anonymous said...

This a direct result of yesterday's
blog about Health "CAR" in America.

Anonymous said...

Lol just watched the 12o'clock news they said that the greedy bastards and the nutcase in washington were to blame for the low death rates on the highway...no jobs=no gas..and that mexicans were putting 12 into a pickup instead of 8 therefore cutting down on the number of vehicles on the road.Hey the economy is even hurting the illegals:)

Anonymous said...

Don't know about all this, but will say I'm glad to see "House of R&R" has deleted their blog. That was a complete waste!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

*streches and yawns*

When do we see another good afternoon pick me up?

R and R said...

1:09 Aw shucks….your making me blush! Thanks a million for being so sweet! I'm really sorry though, I'm completely out of those little gold stars for you to wear on your forehead...but hey....Wal-Mart is open 24/7. I should go get some more just for YOU honey bun. (wink..wink)

Oh...and since you were such a sweetie pie to click on my link to check out my complete waste of a blog, even though you seem to hate my guts, I’ll pass on some old news to you. My blog was deleted 4months ago. Sorry Charlie.

wordkyle said...

What happened in 2005 that made highway deaths "decline steadily?"

wordkyle said...

Sorry, I should have googled first. Apparently '05 was a big year for highway deaths, thanks to no-helmet-wearing motorcyclists and no-seatbelt-wearing automobile occupants. Thus, a return to the norm over the last several years.

Anonymous said...

The reason less people are dying is because medical response is better and with greater coverage. And techniques for life saving are better. That's in general and over time. The reason 2009 was a dip was because more people are out of work, gas prices went nuts and people drove less, etc. The statistic is accurate, but the "experts" have NO CLUE as to why the drop.

Anonymous said...

This is so obvious. More people here are Mexicans than before. They're tougher than white people so they're harder to kill.

Siultaneously outbreeding us, It's easy to see how this ends up.

More chrome wheels on the road

Anonymous said...

With the price of fuel what it is I sure my chances down about fifteen thousand miles a year.DAGO

Anonymous said...

This could not have included Wise County! No Way!