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2. In the US, what form of transportation is the safest statistically?

Flying is safer than most other forms of transportation. It’s safer than walking or driving or bicycling or boating, based on 2008 data from the US National Center for Health Statistics and the US National Safety Council and the Insurance Information Institute. Studies by The Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan show that flying is 29-33 times safer than driving. The National Transportation Safety Board recorded 672 recreational boating fatalities in 2010. In the same year, there were 450 general aviation fatalities.

Flying is safer than most other forms of transportation. It’s safer than walking or driving or bicycling or boating, based on 2008 data from the US National Center for Health Statistics and the US National Safety Council and the Insurance Information Institute. Studies by The Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan show that flying is 29-33 times safer than driving. The National Transportation Safety Board recorded 672 recreational boating fatalities in 2010. In the same year, there were 450 general aviation fatalities.

Flying is safer than most other forms of transportation. It’s safer than walking or driving or bicycling or boating, based on 2008 data from the US National Center for Health Statistics and the US National Safety Council and the Insurance Information Institute. Studies by The Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan show that flying is 29-33 times safer than driving. The National Transportation Safety Board recorded 672 recreational boating fatalities in 2010. In the same year, there were 450 general aviation fatalities.

Flying is safer than most other forms of transportation. It’s safer than walking or driving or bicycling or boating, based on 2008 data from the US National Center for Health Statistics and the US National Safety Council and the Insurance Information Institute. Studies by The Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan show that flying is 29-33 times safer than driving. The National Transportation Safety Board recorded 672 recreational boating fatalities in 2010. In the same year, there were 450 general aviation fatalities.

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