Comment 70774

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted October 22, 2011 at 15:45:06

But just because we're used to people dying doesn't mean it's okay.

You're right. Over the past half-century, we've seen roughly 2,000,000 traffic fatalities on North American roads. And as I've said previously, nobody blinks. (Worse, the actual core problem isn't the car or conditions. It's the paucity of skills testing and improvement over time. Such is the arrogance towards driving.) So I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise when it's clear we don't value the lives of pedestrians any more than those of drivers.

The only thing that I've seen that comes close to this disconnect (no pun intended) is the dissociation of Mp3 player and cell phone users.

So many people tend to just want what they want and to a great extent, don't really care about anything that falls outside these wants. Including the safety of pedestrians.

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