I was browsing accident rates by country and, suddenly, I wanted to know how they could influence my life (or yours). Here is what I got:
I started calculating the chances of someone in your closer family being killed (by closer, I mean the 5 persons closest to you) before you reach 60. Well, one chance in 20 or so. I don't think this will frighten the majority.
Then, I moved to your closer family being injured. Better than 1 in 2 in some countries. In some countries, USA included, it's a certainty. Caramba!
What are your chances of killing someone with your car? Here's what I got, to my surprise (surprise because of the eight-fold variation):
And what about injuring someone with your car? It seems unavoidable... Better than 100% chance! Actually, 200% in some countries.
Finally, only for some countries in South America, the chances of crashing in ten years:
I hope you brake a little earlier next time... and you better take that pilot course you've been postponing.
Here is the Excel file with the data, just in case: http://ciropabon.googlepages.com/AccidentsByCountry.zip