There are millions of good reasons for the United States to adopt a National Vision Zero Goal and to appoint a Traffic Safety Ombudsman to oversee the pursuit of that goal. Millions of potential saved lives that is–over the coming years here in the U.S. and in the countries who might well follow in our footsteps (if they don’t get there before us).
There are so many examples of why we should do this thing of vital importance and here are just a few which I found this morning as I briefly checked my email and Twitter:
- Heat-Related Deaths of Children Left in Cars Rise, Spurring Warnings from Safety Groups
- B.C. coroner urges safer road design to protect child pedestrians, cyclists
- 5 cities Toronto could copy to improve road safety
- Could Tesla crash fatality have been prevented if trucks were required to have #sideguards?
- We need all engineers and federal officials concerned with public health to take the professional Hippocratic Oath “Do No Harm”.
Why on earth don’t we take a unified approach to going about the business of saving lives?!?!?!!?!?!
What would I do if I were the National Traffic Safety Ombudsman? I dare you to read it and find out. In fact, I hope you do and that it inspires you to come up with some ideas of your own.
Who should we blame if we continue to plod along and pretend that we are doing everything possible to reduce preventable and unimaginable tragedies? Well?!