[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:


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.


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


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


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at keithl.com

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