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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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Here are some actual numbers from 2004. If I can find the 2005 data I will post it.

Re: NHTSA = Liars & Scoundrels

I don't know much about the NHTSA, but are you saying they doctor the numbers or just spin what they say. If they are only spinning what they say, then the numbers can still be safely used.

Also are there any there any other sources for this information?

Re: NHTSA = Liars & Scoundrels

I guess what I am asking is, are the numbers they obtained doctored, and if so how?

As far as I can tell, this is the only source of the information. I would like to know how bogus or real it is. The raw numbers to me look realistic.

More people are riding motorcycles, so there are more motorcycle accidents. I am sure when the model-T was first introduced the number of car accidents sky-rocketed.

Lastly I own a book Titled "How to Lie with Statistics", so I am well aware of how they can play with the numbers. I just don't see it, at least not in any obvious way, in these numbers. If they are doing some doctoring I would like to know what it is.

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