Skip to comments.Each 10 cent/gallon Gasoline Price Increase Reduces Highway Deaths by 2.3% (CNN crawler)
Posted on 04/12/2011 7:55:34 PM PDT by Positive
This morning on CNN the "crawler"...those little news items that run on the bottom of the screen while the talking heads or doing what they do, a little item caught my attention.
It said: "Each 10 cents per gallon increase in the price of gasoline decreases the number of highway deaths by 2.3%".
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
So here goes... Let's say the price of gas is $4.00 now - if each 10 cents increase reduces the number of highway deaths by 2.3% here is what we can conclude.
100% divided by 2.3 equals approximately 43.5, which means that if gas were increased by 43.5 times 10 cents, that would be a price increase of $4.35 per gallon.
So the bottom line is if gasoline goes from $4 to $8.35 per gallon...there would be no, zip, none, zero, nada highway deaths.
Wouldn't that be great?!?!
So we should put up billboards reading $8.35/gallon gas eliminates all highway deaths, according to CNN.
Of course, I suppose someone might get on the highway all by himself and try to get to 200 MPH and ruin the perfect number.
How many times are going to post this?
Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
“So the bottom line is if gasoline goes from $4 to $8.35 per gallon...there would be no, zip, none, zero, nada highway deaths.”
If that’s the case, I’ll go back to driving drunk once gas hits $8.35, as I won’t be putting anyone’s life in danger.
it’s an ill wind that blows no good
It’s true ... if we can get unemployment and gas prices up enough, we can cut highway deaths to levels not seen since the early 1920’s ...
I ask one question that exposes the utter calumny and duplicity of the lamestream media:
WOULD THIS BE ON CNN IF BUSH WERE PRESIDENT?
I guess this means that if we make the price of gasoline high enough (e.g. $1000/gal ), the death rate in the highway will be zero.
If we want to save lives, why not totally ban driving?? :)
You made the same point I did, but your picture is worth more than my fewer than a thousand words.
It also raises taxes in other areas eventually.
Have no fear, its a necessary skyrocket.
There are 30,000 to 40,000 automobile deaths in the US per year.
Sooo...let’s have a DEPRESSION...no one will die! /s
Twas a double post...sigh
Since I started driving when gas was $0.25/gallon, traffic deaths must be down 81.65% !!!!
The more accurate statement would be that for every 10 cent increase in the price of gas, an additional 2.3% of the population is unable to afford to get where they are going. Eventually we will all be prisoners in our own homes waiting for Obama to allow drilling.
Another story in the news is that on-land oil drilling leaks are polluting the country. They will try to shut that down too.
If gas goes to $7.50, then there will be no road fatalities. This will bury the funeral parlor industry.
If gasoline goes to $8.50, a whole lot of us will be heavily drinking to drown our sorrows.
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