Facts about travel risk

by on January 22, 2007 at 11:18 am in Data Source | Permalink

…the risk of death for an 18-year-old male driver is about the same as that for an 80-year-old female driver, but both are safer than the operator of a motorcycle.  And counterintuitively, risk is higher in the mountains in summer than in winter…the risk of death for vehicle occupants who are 16 to 20 years old, on weekdays, is 13.86 per 100 million trips between 8 a.m. and noon.  But between 8 p.m. and midnight it is 30.51 per 100 million trips, more than twice as high.

Here is an article on a new web site for calculating the risks of travel.  Here is the web site.

1 dearieme January 22, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Being neither “an 18-year-old male driver” nor “an 80-year-old female driver”, I’m more interested in the death rate that they impose on the likes of me. I cycle among these people.

2 Richard Gadsden January 22, 2007 at 7:33 pm

Mountains makes sense: fewer tourists drive in the winter.

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4 daviealvin November 24, 2010 at 11:47 pm

I don’t think people travel with those figures in their heads or at least I don’t. I trust my driving skills and I’m afraid more of the other drivers when traveling. These statistics are good for the insurance companies to calculate their risk. If all the people would consider them, they wouldn’t go anywhere anymore.
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