Road safety and sorcery versus logical analysis 

Given that the traffic systems in all countries are doing pretty much the same thing, you might expect their number of accidents to be fairly similar per vehicle or per kilometre or per capita. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Certainly, one country’s safety record might be a little better or a little worse than another for various reasons.
  • But surely not dramatically different, like twice or three times as dangerous!
  • Well, as you may know, the most dangerous systems have accident rates up to 100 times higher than the safest!

Given that the traffic systems in all countries are doing pretty much the same thing — driving vehicles on roads — you might expect their number of accidents to be fairly similar per vehicle or per kilometre or per capita.

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