Some interesting [car] crash stats

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Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby InTheWoods » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:54 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablo ... MP=dis_829

The only thing that was suprising really was the very neat increase from Sunday (being lowest number of crashes) all the way through to Friday (being the worst).

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Re: Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby antomeno » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:44 am

I like statistics, and this is very interesting and curious

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Re: Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby Xplora » Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:12 am

What is really concerning is the picture it paints. Fatalities are much higher over the weekend, Sunday punching well above its weight. Given the character of the prangs, it seems like the most dangerous prangs are not the common ones. It basically says that humans are incapable of consistently controlling a deadly battering ram at speed, because it is clear that the reasons behind their failure to drive safely are not good ones. Bring on driverless cars.

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Re: Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby AKO » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:27 am

It backs up my experience that Saturday generates more potentially fatal situations than any other day. I seam to get more aggressive and deliberate close shaves and other interactions than any other day. Don't know what it is about Saturday but motorists tend to be more willing to put me in danger. It's the weekend people, chill.
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Re: Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby myforwik » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:48 pm

My theory is that half of the people still work on saturday, and half don't. You will noticed on many streets average speed is a bit lower than weekday rat races, so the 'workers' on saturday tend to get very up set - especially the tradie utes.

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Re: Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby myforwik » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:53 pm

The second most common crash is 'left into object'.... what the f***!

Just goes to show how useless people are.

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Re: Some interesting [car] crash stats

Postby greyhoundtom » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:27 pm

myforwik wrote:The second most common crash is 'left into object'.... what the f***!

Just goes to show how useless people are.

Bit of a worry if that object on the left just happens to be a cyclist. :roll:

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