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Old 12-09-2008, 09:09 PM
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Broomfield is really a nice town. I think you would like it. There are a lot of posts about it. My kids did gymnastics at Broomfield High; I found there is a good sense of community there.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:12 AM
Location: Thornton
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Originally Posted by vegaspilgrim View Post
Wrong. Driving on surface streets is WAYYY more dangerous than freeways, statistically. This is actually proven with data from the NHTSA:
FARS Encyclopedia: Crashes - Location
I know it's off topic, but I semi-agree with LiveContent. I think the data is not complete enough to make your claim. It shows the number of accidents broken down by all those thing, but it fails to mention a number of factors that effect those totals. How many miles (or percentage of total miles) do each of those speed limit groups of roads make up? How many vehicles travel on each of those categories of roads... 2000 fatalities compared to 3000 fatalities on a type of road that sees 50% less cars is actually less safe.

It's similar to people who simply reguritate the "fact" they heard that says most accidents occur 5 miles from home. But I've never see the stats to prove that... is 70% of all driving done 5 miles from home?... well of course that's where the accidents are more likely to happen then. It doesn't actually prove that accidents happen 5 miles from home... it may prove that the more you drive in one area the more likely you are to get in an accident in that area.... but the more you drive in general the more likely you are to get in an accident.

oh, I'm off my soap box. (yes it's 1am, but no I'm not drunk... I just came back from the gym... come to think of it, if I got into an accident on my way to or from the gym (or even work for that matter) it's guarenteed it would be on a road <= 55mph) I think I should just buy a plane instead, there are less accidents in the skies.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:24 AM
Location: Denver, CO
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Yeah, I retract my earlier post about the statistics. It was a bad post. And off topic. Forget it.
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