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Full Body Scanners in Airports

Are they necessary for air travel safety or an unnecessary burden to personal freedoms?

started by Mr. Huge on 12/29/09.

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Air travel is already safe, against terrorists and otherwise. If anything, we should be more concerned with pilot and mechanic screening than passenger screening.

The odds of being on a plane with a terrorist indicent? 1 in 10.4 million.
The odds of being on a plane that crashes through pilot or mechanical error? 1 in 1.13 million.
The odds of being struck by lightning? 1 in 0.5 million.


by Katzwinkel (69.39) on 1/1/10.

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Yeah, Katz is right, we'd be missing the real cause of our safety issues with scanners. Passengers hiding bombs in clothing is not common or easy to do right now, so I don't think the scanners are that much help. Also, since they still allow the "crotch" and "breast" area to be obscured, that leaves some room to hide some small explosives anyway.

by Krista17 (78) on 3/11/10.

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