Wednesday, November 28, 2007

information you should know

According to the MO Highway Patrol, the fatalities over the Thansgiving weekend ended with a grand total of 9. According to published reports and ALL the local news coverage 4 people died while NOT wearing seatbelts.
This type of reporting seems a tad backwards since the deaths of people NOT wearing seatbelts are in the minority not the majority. It appears the mass confusion on reporting to mislead the general public still remains job #1 for media outlets and government.

The real story should have been 5 out of 9 people die while WEARING seatbelts, which the conclusion comes quite clear. People wearing seatbelts were 11% more likely to die during holiday travel in Missouri.

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