Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I don't think that means what you think it means

I'm driving in to work today listening to the radio when I heard a commercial from the State of Washington trying to get people not to speed. First, I'm not sure why they bother since everybody in this place drives like old women; if you transport anybody from here to Atlanta, they'd be a road hazard akin to a rock slowly rolling down the middle of the highway. Anyway ... the commercial makes a big point of saying that 1 in 3 fatal accidents involve speed, so slow down.

Wouldn't that mean that you'd rather be speeding than not? If only 1 in 3 people killed in accidents are speeding, then 2 in 3 are not speeding, so not speeding appears to be less safe. Way to go, State of Washington!

Numbers sure are hard, aren't they?

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