In a just released report on traffic death and car violence, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests the cost of one year's car violence is equal to almost twenty-three Precision Castparts.
23 of the whole company.
The NHTSA estimates the "the total value of societal harm from motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2010 was an estimated $836 billion."
If the yearly collection of "accidents" cost nearly 23 times the entire value of a Fortune 500 company, is "accident" truly the best way to think about them?
|When this remains our goal, are deaths surprising?|
1937 propaganda - via NYRB
We even know cars are the leading cause of death for kids, but we insist cars and driving are benign.
|NHTSA 2013 report|