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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year


We are not anti-automobile.

However, the true cost of an automobile, its true cost to society, has yet to be passed onto the consumer.

From pollution, to road-building, to injury and death, society picks up the tab for much of car-related mayhem. Automobile taxes do not come close to covering this cost.

An thought-provoking article caught our eye. If you want to kill someone in the United States, you can get away with it in a car - as long as you are sober.

Read on:

There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. As long as you’re sober, chances are you’ll never be charged with any crime, much less manslaughter. Over the past hundred years, as automobiles have been woven into the fabric of our daily lives, our legal system has undermined public safety, and we’ve been collectively trained to think of these deaths as unavoidable “accidents” or acts of God. Today, despite the efforts of major public-health agencies and grassroots safety campaigns, few are aware that car crashes are the number one cause of death for Americans under 35. But it wasn’t always this way.

Read the entire article.

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