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A strange indifference to highway carnage

The political rhetoric over health care this election season may leave voters confused, but they can be sure of at least this much: One of America's more egregious public health afflictions, deaths and injuries in car crashes, is being massively ignored.
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Sep 26, 2012, 6:07 pm
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“According to World Health Organization estimates, per capita road deaths in many countries are well below the U.S.”

Junk statistics. A more relevant statistic would include road miles driven.

The United States has more cars than any other country, by a huge margin (over 100 million vehicles), and American drivers drive FAR more miles every year than e.g. China, which has the second-most cars (and twice as many road traffic deaths).

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