Scary innovations in gearshift design; who is watching over the big picture of Safe Driving?

Is there anyone really watching over the big picture of safe driving–the complex combination of driver knowledge/behavior and vehicle technology? Here is some food for thought from Care for Crash Victims’ Lou Lombardo:

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Nader’s work has resulted in the saving of an estimated 3.5 million lives over the past 50 years.

But there is still a lot to do.

Automotive News reports on Gear Shifter dangerous designs today.  See http://edit.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160627/OEM11/306279980/are-shifters-getting-too-complicated

Consumer Reports shows us the problems today.  See

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FYtLLJ8nII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd5oezaZmx8

One citizen crash survivor asks a simple question of President Obama who can pick up his pen (our pen) and order NHTSA to create a Safety Ombudsman.  See
http://annaleahmary.com/2016/06/a-natl-traffic-safety-ombudsman-could-hasten-the-end-of-tragedies-like-this-vantrain-crash-well/

But don’t hold your breath that President Obama will hear Marianne Karth’s cry.  President Obama has his eye on the money.  See
http://reason.com/archives/2016/06/27/barack-obama-venture-capitalist

And President Obama has long had a “Strange Indifference to Highway Carnage”.  See http://www.fairwarning.org/2012/09/a-strange-indifference-to-highway-carnage/
 
Lou

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