Yesterday's front page celebration of muscle cars might have been an opportunity to think more about intersections with toxic masculinity, roadway safety, and all our autoism.
Alas, they remained disconnected.
Earlier this week the US Department of Transportation announced a new National Roadway Safety Strategy, and just as a loose framework, it could give us a better way to talk not just about new regulation and funding, but also to understand our autoism and to interpret and analyze crashes locally. It could be productive across several kinds of conversation.
|US DOT, via Twitter|
|"to talk about safety" - via Twitter|
The National Roadway Safety Strategy will advance safety and save lives through the Safe System approach which includes:
- Safer People
- Safer Roads
- Safer Vehicles
- Safer Speeds
- Post-Crash Care
As we saw just a few days ago, a lot of our reporting focuses just on the first element, on bad actors and their bad choices.