You have more choices than ever for traveling from one destination to another, and thanks to modern technology, mass transportation is the safest it’s ever been.
Most modern passenger cars and trucks are equipped with active safety features like automatic emergency braking and intelligent cruise control, vastly reducing the likelihood of a crash, and giving you a greater chance of survival if a collision is unavoidable.
Despite this, your chances of dying while traveling in some type of vehicle — be it a boat, train, or a car — remains a nonzero probability. Moreso in some forms of transit than in others.
According to 2017 data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the National Safety Council, the most-recent data available from the agencies, there were 37,133 highway deaths, 831 railroad deaths, and 658 people who died in recreational boating incidents. Zero passengers died on US air carriers that year.
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Mass transportation has come a long way since the days of the horse and buggy. There are now more choices than ever for travelers looking to get from point A-to-B — from majestic double-decker commercial airliners, to the humble electric scooter. Even on-demand ride-hailing services like Uber …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Finance