[extropy-chat] Driver safety and the immortalist

paul.bridger paul.bridger at paradise.net.nz
Wed Jul 7 01:49:40 UTC 2004

Brian Atkins wrote:
> paul.bridger wrote:
>> 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 
>> survivability.
> 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.

Ah yes, I was reading the figure as "65/59% of single vehicle crashes involve 
SUVs/pickups", which would imply more accidents for these types of vehicles. 

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