It's sad that you're probably serious
Posted Sep 22, 2011 5:29 UTC (Thu) by jackb
In reply to: It's sad that you're probably serious
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The main reason they occur is that people aren't actually any good at driving.
Rather that rely on subjective judgments of "good" and "bad" I find it helpful to refer to objective facts instead.
At least in the United States the data on the number of miles driven per year is publicly available as is the number of automobile accidents per year and the number of automobile-related deaths per year.
The last time I looked at those statistics the average number miles driven before an accident is 500,000 and the average number of miles driven between fatalities is 80 million.
I can't measure "good driving" but the data tells me that the average driver in the US has a 0.0002% failure rate when measured on a per-mile basis and the fatality rate is nearly two orders of magnitude lower.
If you have another way of measuring "not good at driving" besides the objective outcomes of accidents and fatalities I'd be interested in hearing it.
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