My old stats prof used to like to say that figures don’t lie, but liars figure. I’m getting tired of entertaining someone who thinks I’m Orwellian and apparently thinks I want the government to control our entire lives, but I’ll say this since you’re blatantly mischaracterizing me. Again.
How about we look at the actual national year data, since the average I was referring to was very clearly the average number of deaths per state based on the national figures, rather than an average from one state:
Divide those by 50 and you get a range of 830.02 to 870.2, which is higher than what I claimed because I was going on more recent statistics which show the average per state to be in the neighborhood of 760.
Obviously, some states are going to be lower than those numbers, and some states are going to be higher than those numbers, which is why when someone says “the average per state is X,” it is improper, not to mention transparent, to pick a state on the low end of the curve and say “See! You’re wrong! This number is smaller than the number you said!”
And of course, it further goes without saying that these numbers are minuscule, because they only talk about people who died. The number of actual wrecks is vastly higher, and if you add the number of near misses the number will clearly be even higher, all of which points to the idea that people are not driving as well as they could, and if they don’t start taking an interest in learning how to drive properly, and then abstaining from distracting themselves with text messages and the like, then when cars are able to drive themselves eventually we will get to the point where, whether via legislation or simply because no one will know how anymore, no one will be allowed to drive.