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Muddled mix of safety issues relative to dying in a crash

October 7, 2013
By DAVE WERNER (dwerner151@verizon.net) , Franklin County Traffic Safety Board

In late June, this weekly article was all about people underestimating the risk of driving. In the June 27, 2013 issue of "Status Report" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, some very interesting statistics caught my attention. The article explained that the chances of dying in a crash vary across the globe. Of particular interest was the fact that about 1.2 million people die in road crashes each year, but the estimated traffic deaths per 100,000 people had extreme variations worldwide.

 
 
 

 

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