<VV> Usefulness of installing a seat belt with a washer

NicolCS@aol.com NicolCS@aol.com
Wed, 25 Aug 2004 01:22:11 EDT

<snip> Bill Hubbell wrote: Your chances of being in an accident are much 
higher today than they were 40 years ago. <unsnip>

Oh really? I wonder how it can be that the number of accidents per 100,000 
miles has been on a steady decline since the late sixties along with the 
absolute number of deaths despite a multiple increase in the number of cars, drivers, 
and miles driven?  Must be some kind of misty statistical fantasy from the 
vast right and left wing conspiracies,eh?
Craig (believes in improvements) Nicol