Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers

Over 40,000 fatal car accidents per year in the U.S.

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Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers.

tomOmason

Contrast and compare.
From CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html )
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*

• Total cases: 1,629
• Total deaths: 41
• Jurisdictions reporting cases: 47 (46 states and District of Columbia)
(* Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020 (up to March 16), with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. )

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In total to date for the USA, more people will die in vehicle accidents than by COVID-19 virus.

In the USA with about 220 million vehicle drivers, on average, every 50 minutes someone dies from DUI (Driving a vehicle while Under the Influence[of alcohol or drugs]). That’s 29 deaths per day!
These are very preventable deaths! (From https://carsurance.net/blog/car-accident-statistics/ )

• Over 40,000 fatal car accidents per year in the U.S.
• Each day, more than 90 Americans die in car accidents.
• On average, 2 million drivers experience a permanent injury every year.
• Almost 8,000 people are killed in traffic accidents involving drivers aged 16-20.
• The most common causes of death on the road are drunk driving (40%), speeding (30%), and irresponsible driving (33%).
• Some 58% of fatal car accidents involve only one vehicle, and 38% are caused by a traffic collision.
• When it comes to fatal car accidents by state, most occurred in Texas and California during 2018.
• Each year, more than 1,600 children younger than 15 die in traffic accidents.

These are very preventable deaths.
Maybe we should quarantine all vehicle drivers.

Now that would be alarming!

 

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March 17, 2020 at 02:55PM

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