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   It's time for your annual "Thanksgiving week one of deadliest on the highway" article

18 Nov 2012 10:53 PM   |   1570 clicks   |   USA Today
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PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
Another dangerous place to be around Thanksgiving... 
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18 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
seadoo2006     
Good ... less people to clog this nation's resources. Darwin at work.

18 Nov 2012 11:00 PM
UsikFark     

PhiloeBedoe: Another dangerous place to be around Thanksgiving... 
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That's not the waiting room for subby's mom, that's an interior shot. She seats 20.

18 Nov 2012 11:03 PM
oneodd1     
8 pages?

18 Nov 2012 11:13 PM
ComaToast     
A fiery horrible death is still preferable to dealing with certain relatives.

18 Nov 2012 11:24 PM
Babygirljesus     
FTFA: "Whenever traffic volume goes up, crashes generally go up as well," says Allen Parrish, director of the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

I for one am excited to know that there is an Advanced Center for Public Safety. Because Public Safety 101 just doesn't cut it in my book.

18 Nov 2012 11:28 PM
Gyrfalcon     

ComaToast: A fiery horrible death is still preferable to dealing with certain relatives.


Hard to argue.

18 Nov 2012 11:35 PM
Birnone     
The article says the couple lost control of their car, what does that mean? DUI, speeding, swerving to avoid something, rainy conditions, tire blowout, what? I hate when they do that. I have to assume drinking and driving and they just don't want to embarrass the families.

18 Nov 2012 11:41 PM
TomD9938     

Birnone: The article says the couple lost control of their car, what does that mean? DUI, speeding, swerving to avoid something, rainy conditions, tire blowout, what?


Maybe it was a little of the old "road-gobble".

18 Nov 2012 11:48 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

PhiloeBedoe: Another dangerous place to be around Thanksgiving... 
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18 Nov 2012 11:54 PM
nytmare     
Highway traffic goes up, local traffic goes down. But hey, the crash rate goes "up" because we only like to look at highway stats.

19 Nov 2012 12:20 AM
wildcardjack     
My parents are flying to Vegas tomorrow and won't be back 'til late on Thanksgiving.

Mean's I'm doing Thanksgiving with the Indians in Oklahoma.

/I haven't been to a casino in a year.

19 Nov 2012 12:22 AM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
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19 Nov 2012 12:23 AM
Luthien's Tempest     
I'm seriously not looking forward to all of the driving I am going to be doing for the holiday. I don't think it will be too bad unless people are going to the beach for Thanksgiving, so there's that... Though the stretch of 95 I'm going to be traveling (six times in a week) will probably suck. 6 hours home, an hour and a half to pick up my boyfriend so we can spend some time together then he can meet my parents, then back to his place so I can meet his family, then home, then back to school. No, I'm not sure how I ended up doing all the driving, either. I'll probably do most of the driving for my family, too, since my parents' car is on its very last legs and I'm not letting anyone else drive Idris. Thankfully, my grandmother's house is only 15 minutes away.

19 Nov 2012 12:28 AM
Old enough to know better     
Almost makes me glad I'll be sitting at home alone this year. Just me and Swanson's turkey tv dinner. *sigh*

19 Nov 2012 12:44 AM
werty789     
Accidents are up because traffic volume is up. What they never do is compare with the Thanksgiving numbers with the numbers for the previous week then adjust for the increased volume. When someone has, it usually shows the chance for you to be in an accident is about the same.

19 Nov 2012 04:20 AM
phrawgh     
The Deadliest Lunch
Coming 22 November on the Discovery Channel

19 Nov 2012 04:49 AM
Bendal     

werty789: Accidents are up because traffic volume is up. What they never do is compare with the Thanksgiving numbers with the numbers for the previous week then adjust for the increased volume. When someone has, it usually shows the chance for you to be in an accident is about the same.


Not really. While Thanksgiving isn't the worst time to be driving (the days right before Christmas are), the sheer volume of traffic does increase the fatalities somewhat around Thanksgiving. The helpful people at NHTSA have graphs!

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809 855.pdf

19 Nov 2012 07:11 AM
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