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21 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 December 2008 05:00PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 26 October 2013 07:16:32AM 1 point [-]

I know someone who drives across the country on long trips, rather than flying. Air travel scares him. Statistics, naturally, show that flying a given distance is much safer than driving it. But some people fear too much the loss of control that comes from not having their own hands on the steering wheel. It's a common complaint.

If that's their true rejection, they should be scared of getting into a car driven by someone else too.

Comment author: PetjaY 01 December 2015 08:50:14PM 0 points [-]

When comparing travel safety you shouldn´t compare those statistics directly, if when traveling by car you don´t accept any pilots that are suicidal, on drugs (including alcohol), falling asleep, or wannabe racing drivers, your chance of accidents goes to ~10% of the chance that is used in those statistics.