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Each 10 cent/gallon Gasoline Price Increase Reduces Highway Deaths by 2.3% (CNN crawler)
CNN ^ | 04/12/11 | Self

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%".

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KEYWORDS: economy; gas; media; oil
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To: Positive
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.

Every time the price goes up 10 cents, the size of the 2.3% is smaller. So actually if the rule of a 2.3% drop in deaths for every 10 cents increase held all the way until the price was \$8.35, there would be 0.977 ^ 43.5 = 36% as many highway deaths.

21 posted on 04/12/2011 8:22:37 PM PDT by wideminded

To: Positive
We need lower fuel prices right away!

This bad news with Earth Day right around the bend.

22 posted on 04/12/2011 8:24:21 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)

To: CommieCutter

Totally unrelated - bike accidents increase.

23 posted on 04/12/2011 8:26:30 PM PDT by Flying right

To: Positive

OF course- with prices going up this much - more people will be committing suicide because of going bankrupt/losing jobs/losing homes/etc. than highway deaths “prevented”.

24 posted on 04/12/2011 8:26:51 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)

To: Positive

LMAO! Boy are they desperate to try to make Obama look good. Think you would see this if a Republican was in office? So pathetic!

25 posted on 04/12/2011 8:32:21 PM PDT by Sprite518

To: Positive
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.

Extrapolating, if it goes above \$8.35 we should see the creation of new lives.

Then the N.O.W. will organize a protest against gas prices in DC.

26 posted on 04/12/2011 8:34:27 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)

To: Positive

If we raise the price of gas above \$8.35 we will not only save lives, but create them!

27 posted on 04/12/2011 8:36:29 PM PDT by D Rider

To: TheBattman

“OF course- with prices going up this much - more people will be committing suicide because of going bankrupt/losing jobs/losing homes/etc. than highway deaths “prevented.”

I have a feeling that the last gallons of gas that we can afford won’t be going into vehicles.

28 posted on 04/12/2011 8:38:04 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")

To: G Larry

“Since I started driving when gas was \$0.25/gallon, traffic deaths must be down 81.65% !!!!”

I started driving when it was 13.9 cents/gal therefore there are no highway deaths today!

29 posted on 04/12/2011 8:38:43 PM PDT by dalereed

To: Positive
Each 10 cents per gallon increase in the price of gasoline decreases the number of highway deaths by 2.3%

I use my Kroger card to save 10 cents per gallon at the pump. Does this mean I'm increasing the number of highway deaths?
30 posted on 04/12/2011 8:40:28 PM PDT by weef

To: delacoert

corrolation IS NOT causation

As buggy whip sales have dropped over time, traffic deaths have increased dramatically.
All Americans should be required to purchase buggy whips to reduce traffic deaths. Kinda like mandatory heath insurance will decrease illnesses. \sarc

31 posted on 04/12/2011 8:46:13 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)

To: Positive

I guess we all need to drive with a higher blood alcohol to bring that average back up.

32 posted on 04/12/2011 8:46:30 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)

To: Positive
The GED is working it's magic in the CNN newsroom I see.

Death rates will exceed 99% sometime in this generation if we go on like this! We had better do something now.

33 posted on 04/12/2011 8:47:03 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)

To: Positive
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.

So if it ever goes above \$8.35 we should see the creation of new lives.

The N.O.W. will mob D.C. to protest gas prices.

34 posted on 04/12/2011 8:50:52 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)

To: dalereed

Great Job!
I was hoping somebody could pick up my slack!

Eliminating all traffic death could get Obama re-elected......./sarc

35 posted on 04/12/2011 8:53:02 PM PDT by G Larry

To: weef

It does if you’re white. You get a waiver though if you have ordered a Volt. That will only increase deaths by electricity power station combustion by 3.2%. Arc Flash incidents from battery mishaps will be covered under Obamacare. Anyone buying a GM product also gets coupons which can be redeemed by your in network healthcare provider for 3 dialysis sessions, one root canal, or six abortions at Planned Parenthood.

36 posted on 04/12/2011 8:54:16 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)

To: Positive

So, according to the pinheads, we should be saving about 35% more lives? Ignorant and stupid liberals.

37 posted on 04/12/2011 8:54:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)

To: Nitehawk0325

I wonder who the unlucky .23% is? Lost an arm, leg, balls, but lived?

38 posted on 04/12/2011 8:57:03 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I’m beginning to think that 24/7 news media television networks really just mean that if you watch them 24/7, your IQ will settle out at 3.4285. Or if you want to show how smart you still are, 3R4.

39 posted on 04/12/2011 9:00:57 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)

The .23% are those death merchants who squeeze off another 1/2 gallon after the pump auto stops because your tank is full.

40 posted on 04/12/2011 9:02:49 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)