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    ...Hit me at 40 and there's an 80% chance I'll die.

    I'm sure you've all seen this advert. Here it is -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeUX6LABCEA

    Is this true? I, for one, would like to see a source on this shocking statistic. Have the DVLA been out hitting children with cars at varying speeds? If so, this is terrible.

    If not, they are making unsubstantiated claims of research which they have never done, which in my opinion, is far worse.
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    They use survival rates of RTAs.
    I presume they only take into account under 18s for these statistics.
    This takes care of the 80% statistic.

    For the speed statistic, as part of the investigation as to how the RTA occurred, I assume the police measure the length of the skid mark/distance to point of collision in order to determine the speed the car.
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    (Original post by mahaneap)
    ...Hit me at 40 and there's an 80% chance I'll die.

    I'm sure you've all seen this advert. Here it is -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeUX6LABCEA

    Is this true? I, for one, would like to see a source on this shocking statistic. Have the DVLA been out hitting children with cars at varying speeds? If so, this is terrible.

    If not, they are making unsubstantiated claims of research which they have never done, which in my opinion, is far worse.
    I don't think the exact figures matter tbh. If you drive faster and hit someone there is more chance they will die. The point of this advert is to get you to slow down, not statistical accuracy
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnf6ib823vM :awesome:
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    Surely though for anyone to actually take these statistics seriously they must have publishes a couple of peer reviewed articles somewhere. I'd like to see them.
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnf6ib823vM :awesome:
    That makes perfect sense, if you speed, you would drive past before the pedestrian has even begun to cross the road
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    (Original post by mjar69)
    Surely though for anyone to actually take these statistics seriously they must have publishes a couple of peer reviewed articles somewhere. I'd like to see them.
    My point exactly. I would like to see the exact methodology used in the experiments, and may consider trying them out in order to replicate the results.
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    (Original post by mjar69)
    Surely though for anyone to actually take these statistics seriously they must have publishes a couple of peer reviewed articles somewhere. I'd like to see them.
    If that's how you think people come up with statistics then that's really cute
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    (Original post by Sickipedia)
    Hit me at 30 and there is an 80% chance I'll live.
    Hit me at 40 and there is an 80% chance I'll die.

    Hit me at 88mph and there's a 100% chance I'll GO BACK TO THE FUTURE!
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    (Original post by spex)
    If that's how you think people come up with statistics then that's really cute
    Someone's sarcasm meter is broken
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    I don't care about the stats, it's only the arm crunching back into place that had any impact. Uck.
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    (Original post by mahaneap)
    ...Hit me at 40 and there's an 80% chance I'll die.

    I'm sure you've all seen this advert. Here it is -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeUX6LABCEA

    Is this true? I, for one, would like to see a source on this shocking statistic. Have the DVLA been out hitting children with cars at varying speeds? If so, this is terrible.

    If not, they are making unsubstantiated claims of research which they have never done, which in my opinion, is far worse.
    Well at 30 year old is younger so more healthy and can survive such an impact, at 40 you start to become less flexible and able to take knocks ... Old age sucks ... :p:
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnf6ib823vM :awesome:
    I thought the OP was going to be that..
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    (Original post by mjar69)
    Surely though for anyone to actually take these statistics seriously they must have publishes a couple of peer reviewed articles somewhere. I'd like to see them.
    Do you really think that people in the public actually care so much about statistics?
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    I'll hit you at 30.

    Let's see you live.
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    (Original post by Maximum Velocity)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnf6ib823vM :awesome:
    Haha, made me laugh
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    (Original post by mjar69)
    Someone's sarcasm meter is broken
    No sarcasm meter has yet been invented that works on the internet :/ Some say it's theoretically impossible to build.
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    (Original post by GazzyG)


    I'll hit you at 30.

    Let's see you live.
    Good idea, but only testing one subject in a scientific investigation? Come on!
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    Why don't you, y'know, just not hit a child in the first place?
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    (Original post by Melting Sugar.)
    I thought the OP was going to be that..
    That's what I tohught at first. but then it was just a boring thread , that didn't interest me so I made it more exciting with the video :awesome:
 
 
 
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