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(660 News Calgary)   NTSA says you're less likely to die in a winter car crash than one on a summer day. Apparently it's too difficult to drive and text while wearing mittens   (660news.com) divider line 16
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2014-01-23 09:33:15 AM
Perhaps because summer car crashes are what we think of as "normal" crashes, whereas in the winter you are adding in thousands of crashes where people slide into each other going 5 miles per hour.
 
2014-01-23 09:36:57 AM

BiffDangler: Perhaps because summer car crashes are what we think of as "normal" crashes, whereas in the winter you are adding in thousands of crashes where people slide into each other going 5 miles per hour.


Well, that, and the fact that hitting a snowdrift at 60 MPH is less likely to result in a fatal injury than hitting a tree at 60 MPH.
 
2014-01-23 09:38:18 AM
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2014-01-23 09:44:42 AM
People drive slower in a winter storm.


/Where's my grant?
 
2014-01-23 09:49:53 AM
Also more people drive in general when it is nice outside, while people in the winter are more along the lines of "fark that shiat".  I am glad I don't live too far from where I work and don't have to drive through down town.
 
2014-01-23 09:52:42 AM
Just adding another "duh" to the chorus. My past life as a EMT-Paramedic/Firefighter taught me this early. I didn't dread the first snowstorm of the year nearly as much as I did working on the first -really- nice Saturday of the springtime.
Sure, I'd be out in both, but as others have said, most everybody is driving slow because the roads are crappy, so the wrecks were numerous, but injuries relatively minor. First nice day of the year? I knew I'd need a body bag or two before the day was over.
 
2014-01-23 09:54:46 AM
I'd like to read TFA, but...

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Oh well, next thread.
 
2014-01-23 10:11:17 AM
Just yesterday on my way home from work i watched a lady run off the highway, then jerk her SUV back onto the road causing 2 other people to swerve in order to avoid her, as i passed to get the hell around her she was holding the phone and attempting to drive with the back of her wrist.
 
2014-01-23 12:17:27 PM

blatz514: I'd like to read TFA, but...

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Oh well, next thread.


Better link:

http://www.660news.com/2014/01/22/death-rate-drops-in-winter-car-cra sh es/
 
2014-01-23 12:37:58 PM
 
2014-01-23 01:12:48 PM

BiffDangler: Perhaps because summer car crashes are what we think of as "normal" crashes, whereas in the winter you are adding in thousands of crashes where people slide into each other going 5 miles per hour.


That and snow tends to be better padding for crashes than say telephone poles.
 
2014-01-23 01:13:53 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: People drive slower in a winter storm.


/Where's my grant?


Slow driving causes more accidents than fast driving does. Speeding (driving fast) does not correlate to accidents.
 
2014-01-23 03:07:48 PM

Bullseyed: DROxINxTHExWIND: People drive slower in a winter storm.


/Where's my grant?

Slow driving causes more accidents than fast driving does. Speeding (driving fast) does not correlate to accidents.


http://www.livescience.com/33202-higher-speed-limits-cause-more-acci de nts.html
 
2014-01-23 04:51:05 PM
Slow driving is not going to cause more accidents. That's preposterous. Slow means better able to stop in time.

Slow driving may cause sphincter-challenged impatient farksticks to swerve and pass irrationally, and be too busy glaring at the granny to pay attention where the rest of their car is going. THAT is gonna cause more accidents, sure. But that's the fault of the jackass flying into a tizzy at going slightly slower than the exact right number he wants.
 
2014-01-23 07:38:32 PM

Syrrh: Slow driving is not going to cause more accidents. That's preposterous. Slow means better able to stop in time.

Slow driving may cause sphincter-challenged impatient farksticks to swerve and pass irrationally, and be too busy glaring at the granny to pay attention where the rest of their car is going. THAT is gonna cause more accidents, sure. But that's the fault of the jackass flying into a tizzy at going slightly slower than the exact right number he wants.


I often wonder how aggro-drivers are in everyday life. Do they stand really close to the person in front of them at the Mac Donalds if they are ordering slowly? Or are they otherwise normal people who just happen to turn into complete farksticks when put inside of a car? C'mon Fark, we have to have some asshole drivers here...
 
2014-01-23 08:25:45 PM

BiffDangler: Bullseyed: DROxINxTHExWIND: People drive slower in a winter storm.


/Where's my grant?

Slow driving causes more accidents than fast driving does. Speeding (driving fast) does not correlate to accidents.

http://www.livescience.com/33202-higher-speed-limits-cause-more-acci de nts.html


That article is seriously lacking in information.  Got any stats on deaths per miles traveled?  That's a better indicator.  Flat numbers don't mean much.
 
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