Re: Re: Re: Re: MXV4 v. AVS v. AVID v. GY Aquatred

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Posted by BarryBolts on September 02, 1999 at 18:06:34:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: MXV4 v. AVS v. AVID v. GY Aquatred posted by Yoko Fan on September 02, 1999 at 11:57:48:

Thanks again. You know a lot about tires and i am going with your recommendation, here's some info on highway safety since you seem to be properly guided but slightly misinformed.

39% of all fatal accidents are alcohol related. It's a REAL problem.

And, roughly half of all accidents involve the <24/>70 population.

Additionally, people are driving when they should not;
"NHTSA data indicate that in recent years there have been about 56,000 crashes annually in which driver drowsiness/fatigue was cited by police. Annual averages of roughly 40,000 nonfatal injuries and 1,550 fatalities result from these crashes. It is widely recognized that these statistics underreport the extent of these types of crashes. These statistics also do not deal with crashes caused by driver inattention, which is believed to be a larger problem."

Tax dollars are spent on studying "older" drivers?

(Statistically the worst combination: under 23, male, speeding and drunk (any surprises)

I could not agree more about the two vectors meeting, but the facts show alcohol and lack of attention due to inexperience or age prevail in causing fatal accidents. Also, agree that nobody should speed around other drivers, there are too many egos with fast cars and no clue and i don't care to impress anyone, not to mention most importantly, its not fair to alarm or endanger other people. (i fortunately see a lot of very open road)

I still contend that courtesy and consciousness are the key elements to safety, but driving instructors are too busy teaching how to parallel park within 10 inches of the curb. It's the same principle with guns. I'm off to tire rack ..........

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