# Probability of a Fatal Auto Accident Over a Lifetime in the U.S.

The probability is 1 in 4,000,000 that a single auto trip in the United States will result in a fatality. Over a lifetime, an average U.S. driver takes 50,000 trips. (a) what is the probability of a fatal accident over a lifetime? Explain your reasoning carefully. Hint assume independent events. Why might the assumption of independence be violated? (b) why might a driver be tempted not to use a seat belt just on this trip."

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