[Carfreeliving] FW: Safety Laws Report
Cheryl.Brinkman at McKesson.com
Thu Jan 12 12:17:04 MST 2006
Forwarding on the State Highway Safety Laws Report (thanks Ana).
The report states that car crashes are the number one killer of
Americans between ages 2 and 33, and the 230 billion dollar a year cost
of car crashes comes to an $800 per year tax per American - and that
doesn't take into account volunteer firefighters! My brother is a
volunteer firefighter in Colorado, he said that more then 50% of his
call outs are for car crashes. He has seen stuff that would make me
unable to sleep at night.
What % of our fire dept call outs are for car crashes I wonder, can't
find that number anywhere.
42,000 people killed in 2004, 117 people per day. That's amazing -
think of the reaction that 9/11 caused and that was what - 3,500 people?
What if terrorists were killing 117 people per day in the US? Then
maybe we'd do something about it.
Depressing but fascinating.
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State Highway Safety Laws Report. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
have released Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws, which evaluates all
states and the District of Columbia on their progress in adopting
highway safety laws in the previous year. The report can be found at:
http://www.saferoads.org/Roadmap2006.pdf or at
Sr. Product Manager
415-732-2699 - fax
cheryl.brinkman at mckesson.com <mailto:cheryl.brinkman at mckesson.com>
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