My friend George Daszkowski sent me this link:
Fascinating stuff, with some new-to-me statistical twists.
If it sounds familiar, it is more-or-less exactly what I've been whining about with respect to traffic safety for the past quarter of a century. Maybe it will sound more important , and better attract the attention of Ontario's powers-that-be, coming from the big-shot Atlantic Monthly magazine? I said earlier it might have been in the on-line edition only, but I just got this month's issue - it's the one magazine I always read, cover-to-cover - and there it is print too.
One thing the author does miss which explains a big part of the difference - maybe all of the difference - between traffic fatality rates in the US and the United Kingdom is the wide disparity of seat belt wearing rates. from nearly universal in the UK, to still lingering around 70 - 75 percent in the States.
Canada's rate is of course 'way better than the US, closer to but not quite as good as the UK. Too bad we can't develop statistics comparing Canada and the UK - wonder if anybody has?
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