Talk:1837: Rental Car

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Started with a bare-bones explanation. Please elaborate further. Nialpxe (talk) 09:28, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

It looks like the "one in six" figure might be a reference to 795: Conditional Risk? 09:34, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Added a transcript (that ip is mine, was not logged in)PMR GO (talk) 10:01, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Maybe the murder car is a reference to Christine? See 14:45, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Seems like a stretch. Christine killed like 6 out of 8, for starters, and wasn't a rental... 20:38, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Is the Trivia section meant to be a joke? Otherwise, the paragraph "That equates to a reduction in risk..." should be deleted, as it is totally meaningless. Comparing two entirely different figures (number of deaths per vehicle sold worldwide one year, number of deaths per vehicle on the roads in the US the next year) makes no sense. If it's a joke, it should be made clearer. Zetfr 08:19, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Could this joke be about how a broken GPS has higher odds of getting you killed than playing Russian Roulette?

Don't tell me the odds.

Doesn't it actually say only 1 in 6 drivers DON'T get murdered? 04:49, 24 December 2023 (UTC)

It is stated that "most drivers don't get murdered", which means that it is surely an elided "one in six ((are the ones that actually) do)" rather than "one in six ((enumerates those aforementioned that) don't)". O r a huge error of statistical understanding (by the in-universe character, at least) that doesn't understand/convey odds correctly that I can't really see being the case - even if that could also be funny. 16:58, 24 December 2023 (UTC)