Roadside Memorials – Messages That NHTSA Won’t Send
Roadside Memorials convey information that NHTSA’s data won’t. Relationships. Signs of love and loss. Evidence of human pain and suffering that are lost in NHTSA’s dry data. I have always thought of NHTSA’s statistics as being devoid of human emotions and human consequences.
NHTSA does not count: * the children orphaned
* the broken families and members left behind and bereft
* the grandparents and grandchildren
* the unborn
* the people who die of their injuries after 30 days of the crash
* the people who die of injuries sustained off public roads (parking lots, driveways, etc. categorized by NHTSA as NITS) See http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/042015.pdf