Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Drawing Conclusions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report on 2011 motor vehicle crashes.
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Almost as an afterthought, the numbers of killed and injured pedestrians, cyclists and other/unknown (?) were also included in a chart. More pedestrians and cyclists were killed last year but far fewer were injured. Across the country pundits, cyclists, and cyclist pundits wonder, "What does this mean?"

What these numbers mean is pretty straightforward. 
  (1) They were counted. 
  (2) We are getting more efficient at killing cyclists and pedestrians, but not so much for other/unknowns. If only we knew what they were so we could aim for them.

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