stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 00:54:26 UTC 2010
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 2:58 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Sure but let us make the relevant comparison: what is the liklihood of being
> murdered while using mass transit vs the liklihood of being murdered while
> driving one's Detroit? The likelihood of catching some disease? What is
> the probability of being slain, mugged or raped while you are driving?
Perhaps you are more likely to be mugged or murdered on public
transport, but you are more likely to *die or be seriously injured* in
a car. Nevertheless, people feel safer in cars because they think they
have more control. It's irrational. Would you rather have your wallet
stolen at knifepoint or your chest crushed by the steering column?
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