[PLUG-TALK] Distracted Drivers: was medical software

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Sun Dec 23 13:19:43 PST 2018


On Sat, 22 Dec 2018, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
> ...
> Besides a huge spike in distracted-driving accidents
> (Portland is in the top 5th dangerous driver percentile)
> ...

On Sun, Dec 23, 2018, Rich Shepard wrote:
>  Do the numbers reflect an aging population?

No, they reflect tech concentration and self-entitlement.
Dodopaddle-distracted driving, listening to robots rather 
than focusing attention on the world beyond the windshield.

The ranking is based on insurance claims by Allstate:

https://www.allstate.com/tr/americas-best-drivers.aspx

Worse than Portland is Washington DC and four regions
nearby.  Most of the big-tech centers (SF, Seattle,
Oakland) are in the worst 20%.

According to Allstate, the best drivers in the US are in
93%-Hispanic Brownsville TX.  Boise, ID is third best.
Retirement community Cape Coral, Florida (median age 47,
US median age 38), is eighth-best. 

Age is a prejudice, not an intrinsic safety issue.  Some
of us understand when to quit driving, and that relates
to perception and attentiveness, not calendar age.

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The story about car sensors and insurance costs comes
from the IEEE monthly "Spectrum" magazine; excellent
tech-literate online reading even for non-members.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/transportation/advanced-cars/new-auto-safety-technologies-pushing-repair-bills-upwards

shortened to:     http://tinyurl.com/fixradar

Keith

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Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com


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