Letter: Mass transit

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Editor, 

Please put this open letter to all politicians that are still in love with mass transit in Current.

From the Car and Driver magazine dated  May 2014. UpFront article  by Jeff Sabatini and
http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dor.gov.bts/files/NTS_Entire_13Q4.pdf

Fatalities in motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people younger than 35.

BUT … it is not the cars that are the big killers. Here is the truth.

Average Fatality Rates per 100 million miles from 2000-2011

Trains (rail transit, all categories) 33.8 average deaths

Motorcycles                             31.5 average deaths

Trucks and Bus                         10.0 average deaths.

Air Carriers                              5.1 average deaths

Autos                                         1.1 average deaths.

So come on, politicians, use common sense and realize driving my family auto is safer and cheaper then riding your beloved rail transit.

David W. Puckett

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