[extropy-chat] Driver safety and the immortalist
brian at posthuman.com
Tue Jul 6 23:15:11 UTC 2004
> BillK wrote:
> > 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
Go back and re-read what BillK quoted. The 65/59% figures are for the
percentage of single-vehicle crashes. So SUVs/Pickups tend to have
accidents involving only themselves moreso than cars do. Those figures
don't talk at all about which type of vehicle has more accidents in total.
So I don't know how many accidents each type of vehicle initiates, but
anyway it isn't really relevant to the discussion of how to survive driving.
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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