Will VP Biden, NHTSA Administrator Rosekind, and President Obama Set A Vision Zero Goal?
Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
VP Biden will probably be at the State of the Union Address. Will this article on crash deaths in Delaware be cited by President Obama announcing a Vision Zero goal for crash deaths in the U.S. by 2024?“With two weeks to go in the year, traffic deaths on Delaware roads are up 23 percent over the same period in 2013, according to state data.” See http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2014/12/19/delaware-traffic-deaths/20635885/
Two years ago I co-authored an article with Ben Kelley published by Fair Warning and other publications noting a “Strange Indifference to Highway Carnage.” We called attention to the family tragedies suffered by VP Biden, President Obama, President Clinton, President George W. Bush, and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. All of whom suffered family tragedies of fatal car crashes. See http://www.fairwarning.org/2012/09/a-strange-indifference-to-highway-carnage/
Today we have a new NHTSA Administrator Mark R. Rosekind who also suffered a family car crash tragedy – losing his father to crash injuries in a fatal crash. Since the publication of “A Strange Indifference” another 60,000 Americans have died of crash injuries in the U.S.A. Another nearly 250,000 Americans suffered serious crash injuries. And the crash losses, since publication in September 2012, are now valued at nearly $2 trillion in the U.S.A.
See http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812055.pdf and attached NHTSA Report on Costs.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” See Proverbs 29:18