Driving is the most dangerous thing that many of us will do in our lifetimes.And there are powerful reasons on the advertising and revenue side for a newspaper writer to understate the dangers of cars and instead to extoll their safety!
But he says it like it is: Cars are dangerous. Full stop.
In the news we keep framing up carnage and auto fatalities as "tragic accidents," as exceptions, but cars are really and inherently dangerous. Most of the deaths are preventable, and not "accidents" of random fortune or fate.
Right now, in fact, cars still kill more people than guns. That's the order of magnitude.
Whether it's kids making an unbearably calamitous error in judgment...
It's worth repeating: "Driving is the most dangerous thing that many of us will do in our lifetimes."
Be safe, drive less, bike and walk more, and best wishes for 2014!