Toyota by the Numbers

Here’s an interesting article on the situation with Toyota. It makes the case that, despite the government and state-run media whipping up hysteria about the dangers of Toyota vehicles, the actual numbers don’t back this up.

How many Toyota cars have been cruising the streets of America in the last ten years? Is the number of 34 deaths acceptable considering the total death number of about 400,000? Participating in traffic is a dangerous game, and cars are man-made products. Of course, cars should be produced as reliably as possible, but without clear numbers of other carmakers, the number of Toyota freak fatalities circulating in the media doesn’t tell us much — apart from the fact that 34 tragedies happened. Again, in the same period, about 400,000 other tragedies happened as well.

Does this really justify an all out assault on Toyota?

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