Auto accidents occur in India at 74 times the rate they do in the U.S.

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Auto accidents occur in India at 74 times the rate they do in the U.S.

This little chart was buried in a Morgan Stanley research paper on the effects of autonomous cars on the economy (spoiler: the effects are quite large!). Everyone knows that developed countries do a better job than developing ones at preventing death attributable to poor sanitation or health care delivery. What’s perhaps more surprising is that they do a better job at auto safety too.

Hat-tip to Matt Philips. Click “Know More” to read about how driverless cars could greatly reduce accidents, among other benefits.

Read more: http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/auto-accidents-occur-in-india-at-74-times-the-rate-they-do-in-the-u-s/

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