March 16, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Statistical Analysis of Toyota “Acceleration” Accidents

Megan McArdle wrote an interesting article about the age statistics of the drivers involved in Toyota acceleration accidents. It seems older people (above 60 years old) are much more likely to be involved in an acceleration accident.

She then hypothesizes that this “age discrimination” means that these accidents are driver caused and not “Toyota caused.” Or at least that this is the reason that Toyota did not discover their problems sooner.

Interesting article. See:

http://www.businessinsider.com/a-deep-dive-into-toyota-sudden-acceleration-accident-stats-2010-3

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