by scientists and engineers.
I was just reading an article on side air bags, and their effectiveness of protecting passengers. In the article was this little note:
"each year, 43,000 Americans still die in auto accidents "
maybe its because we have an election coming up next week, and we are being bombarded with campaign ads, mostly on the war in Iraq, where a couple thousand Americans have been killed (over the last, what? 6 years?)
by comparison, this boggles the mind! 43,000 people die in this country every year. How many more are seriously injured if that many die?
why isnt anyone talking about this? I dont see any politicians outraged over these numbers, that so many Americans are dying for no reason. Where is the outcry to increase our technology, to make our transportation system safe, and to keep people from driving when they should not?
3,000 people died in the WTC on September 11th. 3,000 people die every 3.7 WEEKS in the US in automobile accidents. Its like a disaster the size of 911 happening 14 times a year, every year, over and over.
There is still so much work to be done, for people to be able to perform functions as simple as driving a car, without this level of destruction happening in our lives!
If anyone has any doubt why we need more engineers and scientists, here is an excellent example.
(the article about side air bags is here: http://autos.aol.com/article/general/v2/_a/least-safe-cars-of-07/20061031113609990002 )