How Americans Are Living Dangerously – TIME

July 9, 2012

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1562978-1,00.html
911 effect led to an additional 1000 deaths on the road, viz: ”
So white-knuckle flyers routinely choose the car, heedless of the fact that at most a few hundred people die in U.S. commercial airline crashes in a year, compared with 44,000 killed in motor-vehicle wrecks. The most white-knuckle time of all was post–Sept. 11, when even confident flyers took to the roads. Not surprisingly, from October through December 2001 there were 1,000 more highway fatalities than in the same period the year before, in part because there were simply more cars around. “It was called the ‘9/11 effect.’

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