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Old 03-14-2010, 12:09 AM
 
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If cars were outlawed only outlaws would drive
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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How come cars aren't banned?
Are you really this incapable of a simple cost-benefit analysis?
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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If 40,000 people died every year in plane crashes, train wrecks, or shipwrecks, they would certainly ban passenger travel on all of those. For that matter, I think most people would refuse to take those modes of transportation with or without a ban. Yet, people have no problem driving. I've always wondered about that.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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Cars aren't banned because they aren't black or concealable.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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And according to the article, pedestrians account for 13% of those traffic fatalities. Are we supposed to stop walking?
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Comparing cars to any of those is kind of ridiculous.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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If 40,000 people died every year in plane crashes, train wrecks, or shipwrecks, they would certainly ban passenger travel on all of those. For that matter, I think most people would refuse to take those modes of transportation with or without a ban. Yet, people have no problem driving. I've always wondered about that.

Well at the height of rail travel i this country there were over 10,ooo train wreckes a year. I was watchign a history of rqailroads passenger travel and hasd no idea of the numbers or death rate back then.Alos saw a show on the west that said a cowboys most frequenht casue of early death was being thrown from his horse.Seems that itsa most human behavior that would have to be banned.Maybe a little horse sense would help.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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the more valid question is, "why is pot illegal?"
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Cars don't kill people, physics kills.


YouTube - Smart Car Collision Physics
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I have wondered why bars have parking lots. It doesn't make any sense to me.
Becasue some of the people are too drunk to walk?
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