Letter: Mass transit is unsafe
From the Car and Driver magazine dated May 2014:
Fatalities in motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people younger then 35. But it is not the cars that are the big killers. Here is the truth:
Average Fatality Rates per 100 million miles from 2000-2011
Rail transit (all categories) 33.8 average deaths
Motorcycles31.5 average deaths
Trucks and bus10.0 average deaths.
Air carriers5.1 average deaths
Autos1.1 average deaths.
So come on politicians, let’s use common sense and realize, driving my family auto is safer and cheaper then riding your beloved rail transit. Repeat after me, no new taxes for mass train transit.
David W. Puckett, 46033