Like many others no doubt I have been reduced to tears all over again
again by viewing an emotive programme abt 7-11-01 bringing back that
shocking day. Nevertheless I remind myself that the numbers killed in
those terrorist attacks on that day was probably abt half (?) the
numbers of pedestrians killed by cars in the USA in the year since
then and every year.
Can anyone confirm the annual statistic and whether when quoted as it
often is, as being the number "killed by cars" does it in fact mean
those killed by trucks, buses, etc as well as 'private cars' or do we
have breakdown stats.
Today in my local newspaper an article by "Motoring" columnists
drooling over the arrival of a new Porsche SUV-designed to be "the
fastest" etc. A lot of hype about its speed, acceleration, image,
nothing abt its weight, gas consumption, emissions etc of course.
Here in Hong Kong our road traffic density is amongst the world's
highest I am led to believe, 271 vehicles per Kilometre and yet in
the past 5 years here we have these juggernauts appearing at an
The transport authority refuses to categorise, saying they are
just "cars". But I've heard, anecdotally (?) that SUVs in the USA are
responsible for disproportionately high road casualties. Anybody got
the data on any of these issues pls?,