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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Voting can lead to an increased chance of dying?

A study done by Dr. Donald Redelmeier, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and Robert Tibshirani, now at Stanford University found that your risk of dying by car crash goes up by 18% on election days. They've been studying this since 1976 and Jimmy Carter's win. And it's pretty consistent in all the elections since then, on average 24 more people die due to car crashes. I mean I can see how this can happen, everyone is all flustered on who they're going to vote for, where they have to vote and probably how are they going to fit this into their already hectic schedule. To new voters, they probably have no idea where they have to vote and the act of finding the set location and the already congested traffic can easily lead to a car crash. So save a life and mail in your vote!

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