Tuesday, August 07, 2007

245,000 Americans Killed Since 9/11

Road Kill

While the tragedy of 3,000 lives lost on 9/11 has justified two wars, in which thousands of U.S. soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice, the tragedy of 245,000 lives lost in traffic accidents on the nation's roads during the same period has justified . . . pretty much no response at all.

LA Times

1 comment:

Arnold Shwarts said...

We used to hear the same thing during the Vietnam War, how so many tens of thousands of motorists were killed each and ever year as opposed to only a few thousand a year in SE Asia.

Probably five or six million died on the nation's highways between the end of US combat operations in South East Asia and the commencement of US combat operations in South West Asia.

One things for sure, as long as Americans favor gas guzzing truck/consumer motorvehicles that are exempt from federal crash standards the roadway carnage will continue.