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08-12-2011, 11:22 AM
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The only risk driving an airplane is the accumulation of cosmic radiation, so it says a lot about the safety of this way of travel
No, it's not the
risk. But it is true that plane travel is the safest transport available.
After 9/11, a lot of people started taking their cars for trips they use to do in a plane, for fear of terrorist attacks (lol). Someone actually calculated the expected rise in mortality (from car accidents) due to this change of behavior (unfortunately I can't find the link).
Humans are notoriously very bad at evaluating risks.
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