How Bob Simon’s Tragic Death Can Make Us All Safer
One of my most enduring early lessons learned when I first came to Washington in the late 1960s was that too often it takes a tragedy to make progress.
Today an excellent article by John Cichowski quotes safety advocates Clarence Ditlow and Jacki Gillan opening the question of how such tragedies can be prevented in the future. That question is perhaps the best tribute to Bob Simon’s life. See http://www.northjersey.com/news/new-york-tri-state-area/could-rear-air-bags-have-saved-bob-simon-1.1271812?page=all
USA Today’s Larry Copeland also wrote an excellent article that explored the injury problems of unbuckled people in taxis and the lack of laws requiring people in backseats to be buckled up. See http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/13/no-seat-belt-violation-in-simon-crash/23354289/ Bob Simon’s life and tragic death can continue to do good for humankind forever.
Let us help make it so.