Tama wrote:I came across an interesting graph in a science magazine which showed the most fatal transport modes according to UN data. The original measurement was in passenger deaths per billion kilometres but I didn't find that very useful so I've converted the stats into the average distance travelled by each before YOU DIE.
10,300,000 km - motorcycle
27,600,000 km - walking
29,700,000 km - cycling
384,000,000 km - car
1,670,000,000 km - van
3,340,000,000 km - boat
5,000,000,000 km - bus
10,000,000,000 km - rail
15,000,000,000 km - plane
So, in short we should all fly everywhere to avoid death. That said it's impressive the comparison of motorcycle to car, or cycling to car for that matter.
sifter wrote:honeymonster wrote:Now. The real risk. If you cycle for an hour a day, every day of the week, from age 15 to 65, you cycle for 18200 hours in your lifetime. Your actual risk of dying on your bike in your lifetime is 0.001.
I'd say that was insignificant.
Here's an interesting comparison:
assuming you play lotto (10 lines) each of those weeks, that's 10 x 52 x 50 = 26000 lines of lotto.
P(1st div each week) = 10/3838380
P(1st div at least once) = 1 - P(1st div never) = 1 - (1 - 10/3838380)^26000 = 0.065
So, we're 65 times more likely to win 1st div lotto than to die on our bike... (under the various assumptions made...).
Actually, I'm surprised at how large the lotto probability is...
znomit wrote:So whats killing all the pedestrians?