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Marginal Revolution on Road safety

Odds in New York City in 1900 of dying in a horse accident: 1 in 19,000

Odds today of dying there in an automobile accident: 1 in 26,000


That is from the February 2011 Harper's Index.


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I guess they didn't just build the subways for the pleasure of tunneling through Manhattan Schist. In context, of course, NYC's rate is a quarter of the national, and this is the safest rate for NYC in "all-time." http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/survey/survey-2010-traffic-safety.pdf

Incidentally, Minneapolis' 1997-2000 rate (most recent data I could find in a quick web search) was 1 in 19,824.

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