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franc11s Sep 24th 2007 7:52 pm

Scary Death Stats
 
Read some Stats today...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. violent crimes increased in 2006 for the second consecutive year, with more than 17,000 murders nationwide..

Article 17,000 murders

The number of Deaths on US roads in 2005 was about 44,000, about 119 per day. 36% of so are teens :(

In the U.S. during 2004, 4,767 teens ages 16 to 19 died of injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. During 2005, nearly 400,000 motor vehicle occupants in this age group sustained nonfatal injuries severe enough to require treatment in an emergency department (CDC 2006).

Don't know why I felt compelled to post but somethings been bugging me lately about where we as a society put our priorities.

Sally Sep 24th 2007 9:48 pm

Re: Scary Death Stats
 

Originally Posted by franc11s (Post 5350005)
Read some Stats today...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. violent crimes increased in 2006 for the second consecutive year, with more than 17,000 murders nationwide..

Article 17,000 murders

The number of Deaths on US roads in 2005 was about 44,000, about 119 per day. 36% of so are teens :(

In the U.S. during 2004, 4,767 teens ages 16 to 19 died of injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. During 2005, nearly 400,000 motor vehicle occupants in this age group sustained nonfatal injuries severe enough to require treatment in an emergency department (CDC 2006).

Don't know why I felt compelled to post but somethings been bugging me lately about where we as a society put our priorities.

Facelifts seem to be the priority here :blink:

TruBrit Sep 24th 2007 9:54 pm

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Originally Posted by Sally (Post 5350287)
Facelifts seem to be the priority here :blink:

:lol:

i propose the Bee Gees 'Staying Alive' to be Houston's new theme song :eek:

Sally Sep 24th 2007 9:56 pm

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Originally Posted by TruBrit (Post 5350310)
:lol:

i propose the Bee Gees 'Staying Alive' to be Houston's new theme song :eek:

"The Monster Mash" :lol:

fatbrit Sep 24th 2007 10:14 pm

Re: Scary Death Stats
 

Originally Posted by franc11s (Post 5350005)
Don't know why I felt compelled to post but somethings been bugging me lately about where we as a society put our priorities.

The 2,974 fatalities of 9/11 seem to have eclipsed everything else. Weird really considering we've lost a further 3,795 pursuing the people who did it but who aren't weren't where we're at when we originally went after them

So I think we can have overreaction to death, but the number need not be so relatively high. Just find a profit motive in it for someone and they'll pursue it further death.

Sally Sep 24th 2007 10:33 pm

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I must say it's terribly sad and frightening about the teen car accidents, almost everyone seems to know a person from their school who died in one. The driving test should be a lot stricter here.

franc11s Sep 24th 2007 10:42 pm

Re: Scary Death Stats
 

Originally Posted by Sally (Post 5350463)
I must say it's terribly sad and frightening about the teen car accidents, almost everyone seems to know a person from their school who died in one. The driving test should be a lot stricter here.


34% of 44,000 is about 1 teen a day in EVERY SINGLE STATE :(

anotherlimey Sep 24th 2007 11:01 pm

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Originally Posted by Sally (Post 5350463)
I must say it's terribly sad and frightening about the teen car accidents, almost everyone seems to know a person from their school who died in one. The driving test should be a lot stricter here.

And perhaps power/speed limitations on the cars they drive; a member of my wife's family has just past her test at 17, and for her 17th birthday got a BMW, the same BMW one of her friends nearly killed herself in running a stop sign at 80mph.

britvic Sep 24th 2007 11:11 pm

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Originally Posted by franc11s (Post 5350483)
34% of 44,000 is about 1 teen a day in EVERY SINGLE STATE :(

OMG thats terrible :( you'd think there would be an out cry wouldn't ya :rolleyes:

britvic Sep 24th 2007 11:12 pm

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Originally Posted by anotherlimey (Post 5350514)
And perhaps power/speed limitations on the cars they drive; a member of my wife's family has just past her test at 17, and for her 17th birthday got a BMW, the same BMW one of her friends nearly killed herself in running a stop sign at 80mph.

Bloody Parents must be idiots :rolleyes:

elfman Sep 25th 2007 12:29 am

Re: Scary Death Stats
 

Originally Posted by franc11s (Post 5350005)
The number of U.S. violent crimes increased in 2006 for the second consecutive year, with more than 17,000 murders nationwide...

This country has gone to the dogs - I'm emigrating to Australia where there's no crime, no immigrants, no "PC gone mad" and we can spend all our time on the beach or having BBQs in our two acre back garden.

anotherlimey Sep 25th 2007 12:33 am

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Originally Posted by britvic (Post 5350533)
Bloody Parents must be idiots :rolleyes:

One's not around, the other is compensating for not being around as much... I told him to get her a smaller car, but of course here in Miami everyone wants to buy the best. :(

Kaffy Mintcake Sep 25th 2007 1:50 am

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I think unfortunately teens will always think themselves invincible to a certain degree. A boy here is being tried because two of his friends died in the car he was driving - and to be honest, I'm not sure that's the solution either - is it really going to prevent reckless driving in the future? Maybe, I guess that's the intent, but I doubt it.

Equally to blame are the many adult idiot drivers who drive who and dangerously on the roads.

Ray Sep 25th 2007 2:28 am

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My mum bought me a car .... best dinky toy I ever had ....

TN-Dave Sep 25th 2007 3:58 am

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Originally Posted by Ray (Post 5350845)
My mum bought me a car .... best dinky toy I ever had ....

'dinky toy' - blimey you're showing your age....... LOL


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