Comment 115987

By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted January 11, 2016 at 10:53:24 in reply to Comment 115986

I learned yesterday that there has not been one drone collision with an aircraft in the US to date and yet the current Congress has passed legislation licensing drones etc. etc. and all the while there are over 200 annual collisions between turtles and aircraft in the US yet no cry for licensing turtles.

Cars are dangerous for sure, and statistically by far mostly dangerous to those who are travel in them. But as Jim points out, they are also one of the greatest inventions ever and have overall added incredibly to our quality of life and arguable, statistically, to our life expectancy. The industry and science driven by private transportation is incalculable.

It strikes me as strange that as injury from automobiles has reduced dramatically since the early 70's, the argument about the danger automobiles impose on us has increased. Why is that?

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2016-01-11 10:54:17

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