California Autos Examiner

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Why Did The 38-Year-Old Cross The Tracks? Statistically, He Didn't

Washington City Paper: The Straight Dope: This Thing Corners Like It's on Rails!

A stalled car at a train crossing: a cliched scene in many a movie, but how often does it happen and to whom? First, the good news. As a percentage of all crossing accidents, stalled vehicles hit at train crossings dropped from 15.8 percent in 1975 to 5.7 percent in 2005. The bad news is that if you're a 38-year-old male, then you are ripe for just such an accident. The above linked article has all the particulars and breaks down the various types of stalled car scenarios.

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