Modern Living: More Deaths in Europe

Dangerous as the U.S. motorist may be to himself and others, he can take some consolation from the fact that his European counterpart is worse. The United Nations' Economic Commission for Europe recently reported that there are twice as many fatalities per miles driven in Europe as there are in the U.S. In 1963, 80,000 Europeans were killed on the road; with twice as much traffic, the U.S. had only 43,400 highway deaths. Concluded the commission: "For the most part, these differences can only be explained by better driving by the people who use the roads."


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