HomeLifestyleStrange Things to Know CNN Saying Stupid Stuff By S.Noble - April 12, 2011 0 If only he couldn't afford the gas, he wouldn't have a pole sticking in his transmission! CNN reports that for every 10 cent increase in the price of gas, the death toll on highways decreases by 2.3%. Wow, we can only hope gas goes up to $50 a gallon. There will be no deaths!!!