Reply to post: The 80% of us who think they are "better than average" drivers

Sane people, I BEG you: Stop the software defined moronocalypse

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The 80% of us who think they are "better than average" drivers

This always infuriates me. It is quite possible for 80% of a sample to be above the average.

Don't believe me? What is the average of {1, 10, 10, 10, 10}? A little bit of skew in your distribution works wonders...

Hyperbole aside, while a normal distribution isn't necessarily a bad assumption, it is still an assumption.

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