Thursday, June 12, 2003

Data on traffic accidents in Israel. I can learn some things about Iran from that... July and August are the most dangerous months, 5-7pm the most dangerous times. Death rate in Iran is >20000 per year and about 40000 per year in the USA. I used to think of it as number of people (USA = 290m, Iran=70m) but obviously there are many more cars in the USA. I read that in 2001 there were about 2.5 million cars in Iran, and 290m people in the USA, so approx. 145m cars in the USA. There are 5 million cars in Iran, half in Tehran, and 10m by 2008. so... death rate of 0.4% per car per year. Can that be right? (0.03% in USA).

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