Thursday, February 26, 2015

Statistics fail of the day



"Tourists at fault in one in 12 South Island crashes," blares a Stuff headline.  Is that a lot?  We don't know, because they don't tell us.  If only one in a hundred South Island cars is driven by a tourist, yes that's pretty high. But maybe one in 12 South Island cars is driven by a tourist, in which case it's exactly the proportion you'd expect.  I guess they wouldn't want to find out which it is and risk spoiling the nice headline.

1 comment:

The Veteran said...

Milt ... lies, damn lies etc

Surely you're not expecting the MSM to spend the time and effort required to do the research and provide us with the complete and honest answer.

Pigs fly.