Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Road Safety


The Exceptionally American Problem of Rising Roadway Deaths

Why other rich nations have surpassed the U.S. in protecting pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Click here to read this NYT article. If you can't get past their paywall, the bottom line is MORE people not-in-cars are getting killed in the USA rather than less as is the case in most other civilized countries.

Remind you of anything else in the USA? Reminds Zio of guns. Most other places accept some restrictions on ownership/use of deadly weapons to reduce carnage but in the USA there seems to be some "God-given right" to own a machine gun and to act as if the roads are only for motorists. Will this ever change?

On the subject of road safety, newly retired ex-pro Davide Rebellin was just run over and killed today on his bike here in Italy. There's talk here of making this 

part of the vehicle code, but we're not holding our breath.

RIP Rebellin

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