Member Contributer DannoXYZ Posted April 13, 2021 Member Contributer Share Posted April 13, 2021 Note that U.S. has some of best road-infrastructures out there on average. More miles of flat, clean highways than anyone else. Our speed-limits are also amongst lowest for amount of open-road straight highways we have. Yet, our deaths per 100,000-miles/person is higher than other countries with worse roads and higher speed-limit. I just think U.S. drivers on average are not as skilled as Europeans and Asians where taking driving-class is required along with 100% passing on skills-based test. I remember taking BMW driving-school decades ago. One of exercises is to play follow-the-leader around track and stay no more than 15m behind car ahead. Then halfway-through, they start tossing luggage from lead-car and you have to avoid luggage AND stay on their tail. If we had those kinds of training here, I bet fatalities would drop tremendously! https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2016/11/30/13784520/roads-deaths-increase-safety-traffic-us We are barely better than Africa and former Eastern-bloc countries! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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