Less educated people are more likely to die in accidents

One might think that the number of fatal car accidents should not have anything to do with the level of driver education. Meanwhile, American researchers have found such dependency, and the latest report shows that people with poor education are more likely to die in accidents than drivers with college diplomas.

In general, the number of fatal road accidents in the United States is decreasing year by year. It turns out, however, that there is a certain social group in which the number of fatalities is rising, and these are poorly educated people. Sam Harper, Thomas J. Charters and Erin C. Strumpf, who published their findings in the American Journal of Emidemiology, have the same opinion.

It follows that the increase in fatalities in car accidents occurs in people aged 25 years or more whose education has stopped at secondary level.

This does not mean, however, that graduates are better drivers. These are rather economic issues. Slightly more educated drivers earn much less so they can only afford much worse cars, lacking many of the safety systems present in new models such as side airbags, rear cameras, collision warning systems, What’s more, poorer neighborhoods are also of poorer quality, with less stop signs, pedestrian bridges and release slots, so the accident is more likely, but more often the pedestrians fall victim to collisions.