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The statistics listed above are given to provide another perspective on deaths attributed to automobile accidents. We often hear about the costs of war in terms of the “senseless loss of life”, and number of murders that occur in our society. Obviously the figures above are not death rates per 1,000 or 100,000 people, but looking at the shear magnitude of deaths that occur on our highways in relation to what many of us perceive as the horror of war and murder does provide some
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Unformatted text preview: information. We are seeing about 43,480 deaths per year in the U.S. as the result of auto accidents, and about 16,053 murders per year. Recent statistics do point to a downward trend in the number of murders in the last few years. During the Vietnam War, approximately 60,000 Americans are listed as killed or missing. Compare that death toll to the approximately 53,543 Americans that died on our highways in the single year of 1969 single year of 1969. 18...
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