Click to expand
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
#2

eggbanjo (04/29/2013) []
what? so 1 in every 125 people die in a car crash? that cant be right?
#20 to #19

umaya (04/29/2013) []
They probably worked that out differently, its not like 4.6 million people have been involved in aeroplane crashes and 1 survived, most likely it just means out of all the aeroplane flights that have happened this many have had a crash, they really mix and match statistics in things to give false impressions.
#21 to #5

iggyblanco (04/29/2013) []
The statistic is the probability you will die from one those causes in your lifetime, not in a given year. So:
Population  Wales 3,000,000
Fatalities last year  121
Life Expectancy Wales  79.7
3,000,000 / (121) (79.7) = ~311
So about 1 in 311 will die in a car accident.
Population  Wales 3,000,000
Fatalities last year  121
Life Expectancy Wales  79.7
3,000,000 / (121) (79.7) = ~311
So about 1 in 311 will die in a car accident.
#12 to #9

ainise (04/29/2013) []
That's one year. This says *period*.
Assuming the population remained a constant 127,799,000 and there was an average of 4612 fatalities per year, and the average life expectancy was 60 years of age, 276,720 of 127,799,000 would die. This is .216%, or .216/100, or 1 : 416. This is taking a lot of assumptions, but as you can see it's much closer to the original number. Similarly Whales is 1:413.
I don't personally know much about whales, but Japan has less vehicles per person, and it's completely normal for a person to not have a drivers license  as they are harder to obtain, and far less necessary. Japan also has much safer driving due to lower speed limits, mostly due to so many blind turns, and odd driving habits.
This doesn't say "in a year" it says "1 in 125 die in a car crash", or more specifically "You have a 1:125 chance of dying in a car crash". The number itself is actually wrong, and it seems to be based on this formula http://www.safespeed.org.uk/old12mph.html which states that drivers in an injury accident have a 1:125 chance of it being fatal. So yes, it is incorrect. However you're even farther off. ;)
Assuming the population remained a constant 127,799,000 and there was an average of 4612 fatalities per year, and the average life expectancy was 60 years of age, 276,720 of 127,799,000 would die. This is .216%, or .216/100, or 1 : 416. This is taking a lot of assumptions, but as you can see it's much closer to the original number. Similarly Whales is 1:413.
I don't personally know much about whales, but Japan has less vehicles per person, and it's completely normal for a person to not have a drivers license  as they are harder to obtain, and far less necessary. Japan also has much safer driving due to lower speed limits, mostly due to so many blind turns, and odd driving habits.
This doesn't say "in a year" it says "1 in 125 die in a car crash", or more specifically "You have a 1:125 chance of dying in a car crash". The number itself is actually wrong, and it seems to be based on this formula http://www.safespeed.org.uk/old12mph.html which states that drivers in an injury accident have a 1:125 chance of it being fatal. So yes, it is incorrect. However you're even farther off. ;)