[extropy-chat] Driver safety and the immortalist
paul.bridger at paradise.net.nz
Tue Jul 6 21:59:40 UTC 2004
Brian Atkins wrote:
> Slide 17 in there shows decreasing risk to drivers as the mass of the
> vehicle climbs. The report seems to try to downplay that correlation,
> but I don't find it convincing. Slide 19 also shows that more expensive
> vehicles are safer.
So, given that you have an accident, higher mass vehicles are safer (for
> In contrast, single-vehicle crashes represented 65% of crashes involving
> SUVs and 59% of crashes involving pickups.
> So SUVs and pickups seem to have a tendency to self-destruct.
...but SUVs and pickups (higher mass vehicles) have more accidents.
Given that SUVs etc. cause more single car accidents, it's reasonable to
assume they cause more multiple car accidents, too. How annoying that SUV
drivers should cause more accidents, and then have higher survivability.
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