National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board recently divulged they had covertly funded a project with the U.S. auto makers for the past 5 years, whereby the auto makers were installing black box voice recorders in four-wheel drive pickup trucks and SUV’s in an effort to determine in fatal accidents, the circumstances in the last 15 seconds before the crash.  They were surprised to find in 41 of the 50 states the recorded last words of drivers in 61.2 percent of fatal crashes were, “Oh Shit!”  Only the states of Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas were different, where 89.3 percent of the final words were: “Hold my beer, I’m gonna try somethin.”

via email from Chris Walsh, Tue, 10 Jan 2006 07:05:46 -0800

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