Are you one of those people (like me) who feel that the deck is stacked against them? That the odds of something bad happening to you are greater than for other people? Well, if it makes you feel better there are lots of other people in the same boat. To prove it Esurance has released an Infographic that the details of a survey that compare the odds of events happening on the road, compared to other activities. The Esurance research shows that:
* The odds are 1 in 11.5 of being pulled over by a cop in a given year. Which are about the same odds, 1 in 12, as pulling an ace out of a shuffled deck of cards.
* However, the odds of getting a ticket once you are pulled over are 1 in 1.8. Which is less than the odds, 1 in 2, of correctly predicting the flip of a coin.
* While out on the road, the odds of getting into an accident while on a thousand mile road trip are 1 in 366. While that may seem high, the odds of dating a millionaire are actually better at 1 in 220.
Esurance states that unfortunately accidents do happen, but if you drive defensively, obey the law and avoid distractions you can decrease the odds of being in an accident. BTW the survey also says that you should be able to go over a decade before getting a ticket. Of course this depends on your location and driving habits.
Source and image: Esurance
Posted by Sam Kanish