Tag Archives: Questionable Statistics

Observation – Statistics Can be Deceiving

For example…

From the U.S. Census, Table 1105:

National Summary, Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1990 – 2009

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents - 1990 2009


So the conclusion based on the data is:

Sober people are twice as likely to die in car crashes than drunks. So a further conclusion might be that drunks are twice as lucky than sober people.

Don’t drink and drive, regardless of what the data says.