reply to post by Mystery_Lady
I'm at work but I have some time. Let's take a look at what you have asked for.
Originally posted by Mystery_Lady
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
No because they cannot create statistics based on events that have not happened yet. Once this pilot program is through its testing phase, the
numbers for 2008 will show performance. Really, it is almost impossible to acquire statistics based on future events. The best that can be done is
look at the statistics from previous years, look for a trend or pattern, then base a projection on the trend or pattern that is detected.
How would the Mexico numbers really look if the the US numbers were really scaled down to size so to speak?
All you have to do is calculate percentages. You do know how to do that, right? Which numbers in specific anyway?
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?
Maybe you can research this for us and show us your findings. Frankly, a new driver can be as good if not better than an experienced one. All that
really matters is the training that has been recieved, what the requirements are for a passing grade, and how the training compares to that of the
U.S. and even Canada, but we'll say the U.S. for know. Honestly, experience is overrated, sometimes it can actually have you commit more errors due
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 drivers fault?
I'm having trouble seeing the relevance of the stats you ask for. Please explain to me how the type of road matters when it comes to the safety
concerns of the Mexican truck drivers and their performance. Who's fault it was? Relevance please? The fact of the matter is that no matter whos
fault it was, the driver was involved in an accident and it was registered. Whether it was the driver's fault or not, it is still registered as an
accident and it will be reflected in the statistics.
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?
Here you go.
2005 - ai.fmcsa.dot.gov...
2004 - ai.fmcsa.dot.gov...
2003 - ai.fmcsa.dot.gov...
2002 - ai.fmcsa.dot.gov...
I'm pretty sure you can answer your own questions but you really need to learn how to use the navigation menus on the websites, it would really
answer some of your "questions".
...How many vehicles in total were on the road each year?...
What does it matter really? The number of drivers will always vary from time to time, you know that and I know that. If in year 'x' there were 100
drivers on the road, 20 of those were truck drivers, the statistics derived are based on the 20 truck drivers, which are the only ones that matter.
If in year 'y' there were 120 drivers, 20 of those were truck drivers, the statistics derived are still based on those 20 truck drivers. The ratio
from truckers to regular motorists is irrevelant because the measure is of traffic violations and such involving the truckers only, whether it was
their fault or not.
Hmmm...I don't see how you got that but whatever. What these stats show is that when it comes to traffic violations, safety regulations and basic
operating regulations, Mexico has shown improvement as the years pass. Now, as more years pass, there will be more truck drivers on the road and
defininitely more traffic violations, accidents and inspection violations that we can get hard numbers. Those numbers will increase as the amount of
drivers increases but overall, the trend shows improvement not declines.
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
Turn the tables on me? Prove anything?
A person does not need to be "really into stats" to understand what the stats show and how to
interpret them. You only need basic knowledge in reading tables, basic compare and contrast understanding, and basic website navigation. Well, I
agree, I did not prove anything, I just relayed the statistics. The information is straight forward.
All stats can be manipulated.
That is true, but you still did not show me were the stats were manipulated, as you claim.
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