The cellphone paradox - where are all the accidents?
The Fermi Paradox is essentially a situation where we "assume" something that "seems obvious"; but, if that assumption is true, then something else "should" be happening. But it's not.
Hence, the paradox.
Same thing with the cellphone (distracted-driving) paradox.
Where are all the accidents?
They don't seem to exist. At least not in the United States. Not by the federal government's own accident figures.
- Current Census, Transportation: Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities formatting link
- Motor Vehicle Accidents?Number and Deaths: 1990 to 2009 formatting link
- Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths in Metropolitan Areas ? United States, 2009 formatting link
If you have more complete government tables for "accidents" (not deaths, but "ACCIDENTS"), please post them since the accidents don't seem to exist but, if cellphone distracted driving is hazardous (which I would think it is), then they must be there, somewhere, hidden in the data.
Such is the cellphone paradox.