Really?

They seem pretty definitive on this.

Eight months into Georgia’s new Super Speeder Law, government officials say it’s already lowering automobile accident fatalities.

As of Aug. 17, 665 people had died as a result of traffic accidents. During the same period in 2009, 762 died.

Given the dynamics of who the highest speeders tend to be, I’m just not so sure we can be that definitive. However, I will say that I have been more mindful when heading down I-75 in a pack of cars to make sure I’m willing to get out of the group when it approaches 85 mph.

9 comments

  1. Doug Grammer says:

    I wonder how much of this is because of decreased traffic on the road due to less discretionary spending and no vacation trips or travel?

  2. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    It’s because it’s so damn hot out there. No one wants to get in their car and go anywhere. In other words, many things could be contributing to the lower death rates.

  3. I love how these pseudo statistician correlate causation, like there are no other variables involved.

    It’s like saying; since people that live in trailers have a higher percentage of lung cancer than those that live in houses, therefore trailers must cause lung cancer.

    With all the construction that’s been going on this last year on the interstates, I’ve been having a hard time just going the speed limit… there’s also the unemployment rate that probably should be considered… and other variables, I’m sure, but I guess that has no bearing for those that want to tout the statistics above to justify their raising of “taxes”.

  4. Doug Deal says:

    So, if someone died hitting a tree on the side of the road on a curvy state highway in the rain, they are included as a data point to determine if the “super speeder” law is effective. Run a red light and get t-boned, same thing. I am sick of advocates of any point of view cherry picking data to “prove” their point and passing it off as science.

    Must be more of that “science” out of UGA.

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