Distance travelled key to vehicle accidents

This article makes quite a different claim in relation to vehicle accidents than the article, Men cause more car accidents. Students should compare the two articles and discuss the criteria used to make claims in each case.

An interesting aspect of this article is the reference to the opinions of three people on the topic in question. Notice that all three comments are directed to the male/female difference rather than the issue of distance travelled. Students should discuss why this might have happened.

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