reply to post by souls
Just going by the stats you posted to prove your case, lets first take a look at the Summary Statistics for U.S. Dot Active Motor Carriers.
I first notice that is for Dot Active motor carriers. Are all the companies that are going to be allowed into the US from Mexico in these statistics?
If not, how many are left out, and what are there stats?
How would the Mexico numbers really look if the the US numbers were really scaled down to size so to speak? It gives numbers, not percentages. Would
the actual percentage for Mexico be higher? How many experienced drivers vs new drivers do these companies listed have? If you could compare other
years, then the question would be in each year did that company have more experienced drivers or newer drivers?
There are many variables left out of the traffic enforcement crash section for the violations. There are no stats as to what type of road they were
driving on, such as a back road, road through town, highway, bi way, and etc. There are no stats as to how heavy the traffic was or what was involved.
I do mean what especially for Mexico. For crashes, they don't specify who's fault it was. How many stats did they include where it was not the
Only the year 2006 is listed. How are these stats compared to other years on the Summary Statistics for U.S. DOT Active Motor Carriers? How many
trucks were on the road each year? How many new drivers vs. experienced drivers were on the road each year? Did Mexico just happen to have more
experienced drivers driving that year than US or Canada?
Now lets take a look at your second set of stats you posted for traffic enforcements - Mexican domiciled vehicles and commercial motor vehicles
crashes - Mexican domiciled vehicles. One major stat they left out to really do a good comparison. With out this, these stats really say nothing and
assume everything. How many vehicles in total were on the road each year?
Without answering that, how do I know if there were not more vehicles on the road in 2005 than in 2006? They don't have any stats on specifics of the
population driving. Do these stats want me to assume that the same number of people were driving each year? If so, this tells me that Mexicans have
increased greatly in the number of violations, even though they may have reduced the number of crashes.
Or these stats telling me that there is a growing number of people starting to drive each year? If that is the case, then these stats are showing that
from the year 2004 to 2005 that 4000 new drivers are on the road who need to gain more experience in driving.
I believe the ones you posted are the strongest stats to prove your case. There is so much information left omitted that many questions are left
unanswered that I haven't thought of. A person really into stats, and who knew how could really turn the tables on you. You really didn't prove
All stats can be manipulated.