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Jan 5, 2013
Healyje wrote:
Those are great odds unless you're the one dying.


Actually when I posted I was thinking those odds are pretty bad. The odds of dying in a car accident are 1 per 100,000 miles. Raise your hand if you've driven at least 100,000 miles.

The world is a dangerous place. But we're programmed to accept those dangers and essentially ignore them. It's probably healthy to get an occasional wake-up call (as the OP did) to keep us vigilant about those dangers we can control. But it's also good to keep relative risks among different activities in perspective.
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Jan 5, 2013
JaredG wrote:
The odds of dying in a car accident are 1 per 100,000 miles.


That stat is off by several orders of magnitude. 1 per 100 million miles driven. That includes motorcycles, bikes, and pedestrians.

-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index...
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