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Old 07-18-2022, 08:18 PM
 
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https://theclunkerjunker.com/blog/th...ates-to-drive/

Can't say I'm surprised.
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Old 07-19-2022, 11:29 AM
 
Location: PNW, CPSouth, JacksonHole, Southampton
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And what's even more amazing, is the huge gap between Mississippi and the next-worst (South Carolina).

I wonder what Minnesota (the safest) has got, that Mississippi and South Carolina haven't got. Or, maybe, it's what Minnesota HASN'T got (or didn't have, until recently).

But honestly, if headless chickens could drive cars, they couldn't do any worse than what I've witnessed in Mississippi, in recent years. Do they even know that the righthand turning lanes are not for PASSING?
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Old 07-19-2022, 07:51 PM
 
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And what's even more amazing, is the huge gap between Mississippi and the next-worst (South Carolina).

I wonder what Minnesota (the safest) has got, that Mississippi and South Carolina haven't got. Or, maybe, it's what Minnesota HASN'T got (or didn't have, until recently).

But honestly, if headless chickens could drive cars, they couldn't do any worse than what I've witnessed in Mississippi, in recent years. Do they even know that the righthand turning lanes are not for PASSING?
More frustrating than that is driving in the left lane when not passing and MS has to have to highest per capita number of tailgaters in the world.
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Old 07-20-2022, 01:46 AM
 
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Mississippi's highway safety statistics are not good by any measure but the site linked in the OP took a rather simplistic view of the subject. It should be no surprise to anyone that where people drive more, more people die in traffic accidents. That in itself does not mean they are driving worse than elsewhere.

The most meaningful figure is the number of vehicle miles per traffic fatality, which is shown at the link below. South Carolina is the worst here, with 1.97 deaths per 100 million miles to second-to-last Mississippi's 1.90.

All densely populated and highly urbanized US states have traffic fatality rates per distance traveled that are in the same range as western European countries, it is accidents on the country's immense secondary and rural road network that drive the rates up. In most places that I have lived it is not unusual for an accident with injuries to go unnoticed for hours or in some cases even days.

https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality...state-by-state
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Old 07-20-2022, 09:11 AM
 
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Unfortunately, a lot of people still don’t wear seatbelts.
If you’re on a straight highway with a clear view and light traffic, observe the “nine you’re fine, ten you’re mine” rule when exceeding the speed limit.
And don’t forget to wear your seatbelt, no matter where you are.
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