Recent (and past) events were spurring me to write this post this morning based on frustration with the way that progress is too often blocked and unnecessarily delayed on safety efforts when the people and organizations who could do something to prevent deaths tragically wait for somebody else to act before taking responsibility to move forward themselves.
The result is a Catch 22, chicken & egg dilemma which moves as slow as crystallized honey with the result that countless people die when something could have been done to make sure that they did not meet an untimely end due to Death by Motor Vehicle.
So I appreciated a Tweet by the IIHS which I noticed this morning before I was able to start writing this post:
Family members of crash victims display the glacial pace of truck underride guard improvements. pic.twitter.com/PQMJp0cxsC
— IIHS (@IIHS_autosafety) September 13, 2016
Well said, IIHS! I couldn’t have said it better myself!
See the glacial pace of underride prevention progress here: timeline-banner-for-underride-roundtable-meeting
I still say that a National Traffic Safety Ombudsman could be instrumental in changing this sorry state of affairs!