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· The Toad
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Yada yada yada. Typical media fear-mongering.



What are the numbers? If the number of riders has doubled then the increase means nothing. If the number of riders has tripled then doubled fatalities is an improvement.



And to think that legislators make decisions based on this sort of schlock garbage reporting.
 

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Knock it off. You know that the helmet law is a Divine Universal Panacea. Like Affirmitive Action. It makes everyone feel better and removes any need to deal with annoying issues like competence.
 

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Bathtubs! Don't forget bathtubs! We can become safer (and more European too) by banning bathtubs.



And soccer. Don't forget soccer either.



And high school football.
 

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Re: NHTSA = Liars & Scoundrels

There are lots of ways of doctoring numbers. For example when you hear those numbers about "children" being killed by guns please realize that they include 19 year olds as "children". That makes the entire statistic bogus since those 19 year olds are largely gang members.

Some statistics are utterly bogus like the claim that 1 in 10 americans have diabetes. That is an amazing lie.

Another example of govt lies is the claims about drunk driving accidents. If any person in any vehicle has been drinking, even a passenger, the accident is labelled "alcohol related" by the NHTSA. Even if the car with the person who was drinking is parked and hit by a sober driver the accident is labelled "alcohol related".

Govt agencies expand by justifying their existences. They are vested in making the problems they are supposed to solve worse. Than they can demand more funding and justify more higher paid GS slots for the buddy network.
 
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