Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More Americans, Dying to Drive

While our hearts go out to the families of the 2,600 dead US soldiers in Iraq and the tens of thousands of dead civilians caught up in this oil war, what are we to make of the 43,443 Americans killed last year by America's dangerous transportation system?

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 43,443 people were killed on the highways last year, up 1.4 percent from 42,836 in 2004. It was the highest number of fatalities in a single year since 1990, when 44,599 people were killed."

ABC News

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's almost as many Americans as died in the entire Vietnam War, and nobody seems to notice or care.

Cars are a bigger threat to America than terrorism, by far.

Thanks for sharing this.