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Safety & Skydiving

Better Safe Than Safer — Delivered to the FreedomFest conference, May 15th, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada — How to think about safety: The history of auto, airline and skydiving fatalities, the safety innovations responsible for the improving trends, and measuring their costs and benefits.

The Most Dangerous Part of Skydiving — SkyExtreme June 2000 — Why skydiving is safer than having a baby (well, sort of) and other shocking statistics about the safety of the sport.

Is Metro Too Safe? — Washington Post Editorial August 9th, 1999 — Why saving one life may sacrifice many more.

Putting the Fatality Numbers Into Perspective — Skydiving May 1999 — No need to be alarmed, skydiving fatality rates have been falling exponentially since the sport’s inception.

How Smart Is Your Parachute: The Risks and Rewards of High-Tech Life Insurance Contingencies May/June 1999 — How much does it cost to save a life?  And how much should we invest in safety devices?

Why Skydivers Still Don’t Trust Automobile Air Bags — Las Vegas Review-Journal Editorial March 12th, 1999 — This editorial helped defeat the Nevada Senate bill 179 to regulate the sport of skydiving in 1999.

 

 

 

 

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