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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 11:54:20 pm »
This is really good to know. Thanks for posting!

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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 01:13:04 am »
As a southern boy, it is concerning that 13 of the worst 15 are southern cities, and two of which, OKC and Tulsa, are cities where I visit frequently in both my car, and on motorcycle. I drive a lot in Chicago, Detroit, and DC on business and it is hard for me to see how they are safer, but facts are facts I guess....................
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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 11:32:14 am »
Could it be that just about every city on the bad list has no winter, and most on the good list does.

Could it be that there are less motorcycle riding and sports cars on the road in winter. Plus winter hones slippery conditions driving skills. Maybe, maybe not.  Just a thought.

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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 01:47:44 pm »
Could it be that just about every city on the bad list has no winter, and most on the good list does.

Could it be that there are less motorcycle riding and sports cars on the road in winter. Plus winter hones slippery conditions driving skills. Maybe, maybe not.  Just a thought.
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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 02:42:32 pm »
I flew private planes 500-750 hours a year for ten years in the L.A. Basin.  This is the busiest known private use airspace in the country/world.  It is said that a private pilot will only ever see, one out of every ten airplanes that come within 1 mile of his airplane when navigating this airspace.

I'm still alive.  I paid attention.  Motorcycle riders make better auto drivers because they pay attention and they're less aggressive as a rule.  Pilots make for safer, more defensive motorcycle riders simply because they have been operating in an unforgiving subculture... the one aloft.  Talk to a flight instructor about "scan" and apply it to every mile of motorcycling... cover all the quadrants all the time and you will see IT coming and avoid IT.

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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 02:07:55 am »
Salt Lake city?  Wide open spaces and they don't even drink.  What the heck?
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Re: 15 Dangerous Cities for Driving
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 12:10:31 pm »
Worst country in the EU is Greece on 116 fatalities per Million population (11.6 per 100,000) for 2010.
I would imagine that Athens, Rome and Paris are up there as well.
UK is the safest in the EU, we rarely get much snow, but it does rain a lot here so slippery = normal.
I have to admit that in all my recent trips to the US I saw a much higher percentage of Drongos than over here.
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