Aviation Transport and Road Travel

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aviation transport is safer than road travel

A 24 year old woman from Harrison was taken to the hospital Saturday after she attempted to commit suicide in the backseat of a moving car, which caused the driver of the car to crash into several trees(UpNorthLive). While most people prefer to ride or drive in a car, it is not as safe as they may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, car accidents happen every minute of the day. Motor vehicle accidents occur in any part of the world every 60 seconds( USAcoverage). The news is always talking about another car crash or motor vehicle crash that occurred. The odds of being in a plane crash vs being in a car crash are very low: 1 in 98 for a car, 1 in 7,178 for a plane. As people already know, drug use and not obeying laws and road signs are a cause of many car crashes, injuries, and deaths. When people drive under the influence, most of the time, it results in crashes or it results in the driver being charged or arrested. In a study concerning car crashes, it shows that the ultimate contributing factor in vehicular accidents is driver impairment or error such as poor eyesight, phone distractions and drunk driving. Other road accident contributing factors are traffic violations, equipment or vehicle failure and road conditions( USAcoverage). There are too many injuries from car related accidents every day that result in thousands of dollars of damage and fatalities that could have been prevented. Airplanes, however, have less accidents and are increasing guidelines to lessen the possibility of a crash or a fault in the systems. Inside an Airplane, there are thousands of safety features, this makes the plane safer to fly in and easier to control for the pilo...

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No matter how much we fear the possibility of being in a plane crash, it is still safer than road travel.

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