[extropy-chat] SUV's are killing their drivers.

Brian Lee brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 20 16:18:25 UTC 2004

Your stat neglects to mention the safety belt effect in non-SUV vehicles so 
it's not as useful as you'd like it to be. Are 2/3s of car rollover deaths 
also the result of not wearing your seatbelt? I don't see why SUV drivers 
would be less likely to wear seatbelts (since no one has brought up the IQ 
to SUV correltation).


>From: Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com>
>To: BillK <pharos at gmail.com>, ExI chat list 
><extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] SUV's are killing their drivers.
>Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 06:34:41 -0700 (PDT)
>According to the National Safety Council:
>"Nationally, SUVs have a rollover rate of 98 fatalities per million
>registered vehicles, compared to 44 fatalities per million for other
>light vehicle types, according to NHTSA. But consider this: 1,088 of
>the 1,482 SUV-rollover deaths in 1997 involved occupants who didn't use
>their safety belts."
>So SUV deaths are more than 2/3 by non-seatbelt-wearers, even though
>the general population wears seatbelts at a rate of 60%+ in
>non-mandatory-seatbelt states, and 90%+ in mandatory states. So it
>isn't an issue of car vs. SUV, its seatbelt wearer vs non-wearer.
>Mike Lorrey
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