Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Most Dangerous Activity

What is your most dangerous activity? For most of us it's either eat fast food or drive a car. Since I'm not really looking to eat much healthier, at least at this age, l'll focus on driving. Although automobile deaths are actually decreasing (probably due to safer cars), there were still 42,636 people killed in 2005. That's twice the population of the town I grew up in. It is the number one reason for death in people ages 1-34. That includes me, so let's take a look at the details:
Nationwide, 49% of fatal crashes happen at night, with a fatality rate per mile of travel about three times as high as daytime hours.
Probably a combination of fatigue and alcohol. The fewest deaths
happened early in the morning, between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. Those hours see significantly less traffic--only 9% of the average amount during peak hours.

Mid-week days like Tuesday and Wednesday also pose the lowest number of fatalities, both averaging fewer drivers
fatalities actually drop across the nation during days with high amounts of snow, both because more people stay at home and because they tend to drive slower under inclement weather
I guess the best time to get groceries is at 4am on a Tuesday during a snow storm.


  1. "I guess the best time to get groceries is at 4am on a Tuesday during a snow storm."

    I have done this. It's awesome. Like being the only person alive after a zombie attack.

  2. My most dangerous activities, in descending risk (I think):

    Eating red meat
    Traveling on the cheap

  3. Mine has to be walking down the street to the Metro station and back everyday. I'm more likely to die doing that than in a car.

  4. I've always wanted to be in a city where everyone is gone, like in 28 Days Later.

    Is red meat that bad for you? Crap.

    Good point Justin. One thing that's more dangerous than driving around cars is walking near them.


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