I was just talking about this to my brother.Â The media have such a way of throwing the facts around.Â He used the movie Jarhead as his example, I am using this article.
Since when did this equate to a trend?
2002 1 death
2003 1 death
2004 1 death
2005 3 deaths
That is like saying that in just one year, the number of deaths due to teenaged driving has increased three-fold.Â It is misleading.
If you read the headline, it says that mixing teenaged drivers with teenaged riders is a “dangerous mix”.Â Um, the more teenagers in a car, the less likely there will be an accident. You show it on your very own graph!
This is all politics to get a bill passed to keep 16 year old drivers off the road, well, any driver under 18.Â I’m not for or against it, I drove when I was young and did’nt have an accident until I was twenty-one years old!Â Bah.