Saturday, July 08, 2006

Crash Incompatibility & Other Fun Fakts!

For those of you who enjoyed my Drunks in Trucks post, please visit the awesome Wikipedia for more information on "Crash Incompatibility". Other relevant articles include "Car Accident", "SUV" , "Smeed's Law". I also found an interesting piece at SUV.org.

Fun Fakts for Kidz!

* Car accidents kill an estimated 1.2 million people worldwide each year, and injure about forty times this number

* Light trucks crashing into cars accounts for the majority of fatalities in vehicle-to-vehicle collisions

* SUVs fare much better than 'safety cars', with the Jeep Cherokee and Toyota Land Cruiser giving 2% incidence of death in actual crashes

* In the United States, fatalities have increased slightly from 40,716 in 1994 to 42,643 in 2003

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