Monday, August 23, 2010

It's dangerous to walk in New York

The New York Times says that a report from the New York City transporation planners reveals some counterintuitive findings about the dangers of walking in NYC:

  • Despite their bad reputation, taxi cabs, "account­ed for far fewer pedestrian acci­dents in Manhattan than did pri­vate automobiles."
  • "Jaywalkers were involved in fewer collisions than their law-abiding counter­parts who waited for the 'walk' sign."
  • Male drivers cause 80 percent of accidents that result in a pe­destrian's death or serious in­jury.


  1. And who says women are bad drivers?

  2. And who said walking was good for your health?