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Is this true? It seems like Canadians drive less than Americans do, which I'm guessing is because Canadians live and drive in higher-density environments where they can make shorter trips and kill fewer people along the way:


Just eyeballing it, it looks to me like the death rate from road accidents in each country correlates strongly with vehicle-kilometers driven per capita. Americans die at a higher rate because they spend more time on the roads covering more distance.

Excellent catch.

And that makes some sense. A huge percentage of the country lives in a fairly narrow band near the US border in large cities. With not a lot of driving to other cities. Because they’re too far away.

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