Are Boomers starting to be concerned about death by auto?
Jeff Horner asked for a comparison of transportation fatalities by miles travelled.
Trains are 8 times safer than cars in the U.S. both per mile and per 100,000 residents.
“Traveling in a car is the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis. If a person could be found who travels exclusively by rail, an average automobilist has a lifetime risk [of accidental death] an astounding 6,800 times greater.” See: http://steelinterstate.org/topics/rail-vs-truck-and-auto-safety-record
And states with more trains have fewer auto fatalities,
because more people take trains.
This web site makes an interesting correlation between red and blue states and car fatalities.