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Cascadian automobile crashes - by the numbers

Here is a real interesting counter. You can look in "real time" how many people and how much money is lost due to automobile crashes in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia).

Car Crashes, By the Numbers (counter)


Shannon said…
I work in news and report on car crashes every day (five people just died in one on Tuesday). Seeing crumpled and mangled vehicles from my desk everyday makes me terrified to drive down the road... these stats don't help. But the counter is pretty interesting!
Anonymous said…
We need to drive safe. We need to stop considering driving to be a "right". We need to respect the damage that the automobile can do, and treat it as the danger that it is.

People drive like they are sitting on the couch watching TV. They forget that people's lives are at stake. We need people to be more aware, awake, attentive, and considerate behind the wheel.

We need more frequent and more difficult license testing. We need a higher bar and more rigid standards to get drivers licenses.

If 40,000 Americans were killed in "terrorist" attacks you would bet someone would notice. Yet 40,000 are killed annually in cars, and no one blinks.

Our streets and our infrastructure need to be designed for PEOPLE, not cars. Cars are simply tools - they should not be the focus of our society and our community.

But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

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