“We need an end to both gun violence and vehicle violence. ” — Lou Lombardo

From Lou Lombardo:

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

 

We need an end to both gun violence and vehicle violence.
 

Gun Violence Statistics

Brady Campaign reports:

Every Day on Average (all ages)

Every day, 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 89 people die from gun violence: 

  • 31 are murdered
  • 55 kill themselves
  • 2 are killed unintentionally
  • 1 is killed by police intervention
  • 1 intent unknown.

Every day, 208 people are shot and survive:

  • 151 shot in an assault
  • 10 survive a suicide attempt
  • 45 are shot unintentionally
  • 2 are shot in a police intervention

See http://www.bradycampaign.org/key-gun-violence-statistics

 

Vehicle Violence Statistics

 

Every average day nearly 100 people in America die from vehicle violence.

Every average day nearly 400 people in America suffer serious injuries from vehicle violence.

Every average day nearly $2 Billion in losses result from vehicle violence in America.


See http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812013.pdf

 

President Obama’s Views Concern Crash Victims

 

Crash victims seek reasonable and doable actions by the President such as setting a national Vision Zero Goal.  See
President Obama’s Fathers Day Message:

“Like all dads, I worry about my girls’ safety all the time.  Especially when we see preventable violence in places our sons and daughters go every day – their schools and houses of worship, movie theaters, nightclubs, as they get older.”

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/weekly-address
 

Why?

 

So why does the President, that I voted for twice, continue to miss talking about vehicle violence after nearly 250,000 vehicle deaths and 1 million serious vehicle injuries under his administration?

 

We need an end to this strange indifference to vehicle violence.

See http://www.fairwarning.org/2012/09/a-strange-indifference-to-highway-carnage/

 
We can and must do better than this.
Lou
Ombudsman for Traffic Safety

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