The National Transportation Safety Board recently divulged they had
"covertly" funded a project with the U.S. automakers for the past 5
years, whereby the automakers were installing black-box voice recorders
in 4-wheel drive pickup trucks and SUV's in an effort to determine in
fatal accidents, the circumstances in the last 15 seconds before the
They were surprised to find in 38 of the 50 states the recorded last
words of drivers in 61.2 percent of fatal crashes were, "Oh Sh*t !"
Only the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana
and Texas were different, where 89.3 percent of the final words were:
"Hold my beer, I'm gonna try somethin'."