Vision Zero Crash “Casualties” as Seen By a Deal Making Investor


Vision Zero Crash “Casualties” as Seen By a Deal Making Investor

April, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Thanks to Roger Lanctot for this link to an interesting article on the future of autonomous vehicles as seen by an investor:

In 20 years, I think it may even be illegal for a human to drive a car on many public roads. It will be too dangerous. You won’t just be endangering yourself, and you’ll be endangering everyone around you.

There are 50K casualties a year in the US alone on the roads (almost double the number of deaths caused by firearms). In 2010, the World Health Organization estimated there were 1.25 million driving-related fatalities. These cars will drop that to close to zero. Just like you can’t go running around with an assault rifle.”  See

 

Crash Victims Work For Underride Protecion


Crash Victims Work For Underride Protecion

April, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Please see inspirational work to make us all safer at http://annaleahmary.com/2016/04/underride-roundtable-to-highlight-underride-research-around-globe/

Hopefully some in the media can convey the importance of this safety work to end needless tragedies sooner rather than later.

Lou

 

Truck Safety Tests by IIHS – Important to Workers

Truck Safety Tests by IIHS – Important to Workers

April, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

An excellent article, showing a video of an IIHS crash test, conveys the importance of truck safety to workers and companies.

“Both consumers and businesses should pay attention to the IIHS tests, safety experts said.

“These ratings are terribly important,” said Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. “If I was a fleet manager, I would make sure I had my workers in the safest one. It also will save companies money over the long run.”

Beyond preventing injury, using safer vehicles reduces lost work time, workers’ compensation insurance claims and liability risk, Ditlow said.”  See

https://www.trucks.com/2016/04/12/ford-f-150-pickup-truck-earns-top-safety-rating/

The National Safety Council’s 2015 Injury Facts reports that at work about 1,500 motor vehicle deaths and 100,000 injuries occur each year.  The NSC estimates the economic costs to be nearly $24 billion in 2013.

That is about 4 motor vehicle deaths at work per day in the U.S.A. today.

The silence on this tragically preventable problem of American workers from President Obama, presidential candidates, and the media is deafening.

When will enough be enough?

Lou

 

The Voice of a Crash Victim


The Voice of a Crash Victim

April, 2016

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

The most important challenge we face is how do we help get the voices of victims heard and heeded!

Marianne Karth’s latest post:

“We can do better than continue to put our heads in the sand and think that these horrific, preventable, tragic deaths will go away by handling these problems the same old way.

What is being done now to address traffic safety issues is just not working: Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn
If you could walk in my shoes (and those of the hundreds of thousands of other Americans who have lost loved ones this way) and bear the unnecessary grief on a daily basis, then you might be able to understand the frustration of knowing that something better could be done about this–but ISN’T.

Are you listening, Congress, everyone involved in the trucking industry and traffic safety advocacy, and especially, right now, President Obama?!

Life & Death Traffic Safety Problems Deserve Proper Treatment: Not Political Tug-of-War Game!”