Every day that goes by, someone in our country is impacted by Vehicle Violence. So in the next 100 days, as we approach the 2016 Election Day in November, what kind of crash statistics might we expect?
According to Lou Lombardo, we can estimate what we have to look forward to in the next 100 days, as well as the next 4 years:
Next 100 Days
Over the next 100 days Vehicle Violence, in the U.S.A. alone, will result in:
~10,000 Deaths. Current rate about 100 deaths per day.
~ 40,000 Serious Injuries. Serious injuries include Brain (TBIs, Spinal Cord (quadriplegia and paraplegia), amputations and burns at a current rate of about 400 per day.
~ $200 Billion in losses. Current rate about $2 Billion in losses per day.
Next 4 Years
Over the next 4 years Vehicle Violence, in the U.S.A. alone, can be expected at current rates to result in:
~ 140,000 Deaths. Current rate is about 35,000 Deaths per year.
~ 560,000 Serious Injuries. Current rate is about 140,000 serious injuries per year.
~ $3 Trillion in losses. Current rate is about $836 Billion per year using 2010 NHTSA estimates.
“When quality of life valuations are considered, the total value of societal harm from motor vehicle crashes in 2010 was $836billion.”
We should ask ourselves, will our next President do anything to change that outlook?