Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!


Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog

Wikipedia has this comprehensive, well documented article called “List of school shootings in the United States.”

School shootings are so rare and infrequent that it wouldn’t be good to just look at any one year, so I’m going to look at all the school shootings from  January 1, 1999 (the year of the Columbine massacre, which is often cited as the beginning of the “modern” era of school shootings) and go up until March 20, 2018, which is the most recent school shooting (Great Mills, Maryland) on the chart.

From January 1, 1999 until March 20, 2018 is a time period of 7019 days.

During those 7019 days, a total of 286 people were killed in school shootings.

That works out to 0.0408 people killed per day in school shootings.

Meanwhile, according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, texting and driving kills an average of 11 teenagers every day.

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6 thoughts on “Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!”

  1. IF WE ARE SENDING PEOPLE OFF TO WARS, THEN WE SHOULD EXTEND THEM ALL ‘ADULT RIGHTS’. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE PARENTS ARE ASLEEP AT THE TRUTH IN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, AND OFTEN PARENTS WANT TO ACT AND BE LIKE CHILDREN THEMSELVES. MY LATE FATHER WAS BORN IN 1917, HE ACTUALLY WAS AN ADULT WHEN HE WAS BORN, HIS FATHER MY GRANDFATHER WAS A WHEAT FARMER, AND MY GRANDMOTHER A FARM WIFE. WHEN GROWING UP MY LATE FATHER WALKED 3 TO 4 MILES TO SCHOOL, CAME FROM SCHOOL AND WALKED 3 TO 4 MILES BACK HOME, CAME HOME DID MANY CHORES, THEN THERE WAS HOMEWORK, AND THEN THERE WAS BEDTIME, ONLY TO DO THE EXACT SAME THINGS THE NEXT DAY. THEN WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER, HE TOOK A JOB AT A RAILROAD, STILL KEEPING UP WITH SCHOOL, AND CHORES. GRANDFATHER DIED, MY LATE FATHER ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY, TO HELP SUPPORT A MOTHER, THREE OTHER SISTERS WHO WERE STILL AT HOME AND HIMSELF. HE DID RETIRE AND MAKE A CAREER OUT OF THE MILITARY. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THIS MAN DID NOT HAVE A CHILDHOOD.

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  2. THIS IS WHY I AM FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 10,000%, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE JUST DO NOT BELONG ON THE ROADS DRUNK OR SOBER, NOR AT ANY AGE. SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE TALENTED AT EVERYTHING AND THEY ARE NOT. HOW DARE WE SAY BOO TO A TEENAGER, GEE WE MAY HURT THEIR FEELINGS AND SLOW THEIR GROWTH IN SOMEWAY. YEP YOU ARE CORRECT, TEENAGERS, AND OTHERS LIKE THEM ARE WEAPONS TOO.

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