Friday spells crash doom



  1. What criticisms would you make of the claim in the headline of this article that "Friday spells crash doom"?
  2. What other reasons could be involved in causing fatalities besides tiredness?
  3. Compare the claims in this article with some other articles (e.g., "Friday 4-6 is crash time", "Perils of extra 5 kmh", "Kennett takes low road with .02 limit", and "Distance travelled key to vehicle accidents"). Which are the most convincing?
  4. Explain why Friday could be termed the "modal" day for road fatalities for Tasmania.


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