Clinton Kaine Campaign Needs To Adopt a Vision Zero Goal Now

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

The Clinton and Kaine Campaign The Clinton – Kaine bus tour is currently going through the swing States of PA and OH.  These States are suffering from a loss of jobs in manufacturing including steel and autos caused, in part, by failed safety policies for decades.  If we had a national Vision Zero Goal, it could stimulate the use of specialty high strength steels and boost the economy by improving the demand for, and supply of, safer vehicles here in the U.S.A.

We need governmental plans and policies that address the clear and present dangers we have in the U.S.A. today.

Consider as the next 100 days pass until Election Day, 2016, let us recall some statistics on why a goal to end Vehicle Violence is a real life or death matter.Next 100 Days

Over the next 100 days Vehicle Violence, in the U.S.A. alone, will result in:

~10,000 Deaths.  Current rate about 100 deaths per day.~ 40,000 Serious Injuries. Serious injuries include Brain (TBIs, Spinal Cord (quadriplegia and paraplegia), amputations and burns at a current rate of about 400 per day.~ $200 Billion in losses. Current rate about $2 Billion in losses per day.Next 4 YearsOver the next 4 years Vehicle Violence, in the U.S.A. alone, can be expected at current rates to result in:

~ 140,000 Deaths.  Current rate is about 35,000 Deaths per year.
~  560,000 Serious Injuries.  Current rate is about 140,000 serious injuries per year.
~  $3 Trillion in losses.  Current rate is about $836 Billion per year using 2010 NHTSA estimates.

“When quality of life valuations are considered, the total value of societal harm from motor vehicle crashes in 2010 was $836 billion.”

See NHTSA Fatality Data:

Here’s hope for change for the better.


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