Friday, January 14, 2011

You Really do Not have a "Right" to Drive

Think of how many lives could be saved each year if we banned Driving:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 37,261 people died in traffic crashes in 2008 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 11,773 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic deaths last year, that is, on average someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired driving crash every 45 minutes in the U.S. (Source: NHTSA/FARS, 2009)

Of Homicides in 2008, 10,164 were with firearms Source FBI UCR 2008

While the idea of banning driving is ludicrous, we could enact sensible driving laws, to control driving while impaired. We should not allow easy access to vehicles to those bent on driving while under the influence.

Perhaps certain vehicles should be banned, as they are the choice of those that will cause human death and suffering. Why didn't anyone blame the Truck used in this incident, that resulted in the death of 27 people and injured 34?

The driver was a repeat offender, yet still able to gain access to a motor vehicle, perhaps he didn't set out to kill 27 people, but that is what happen.

Perhaps the sane part of the AZ shooter didn't set out to shoot 20 people, but the result was the same.

After all the Foundiing Fathers could not have envisioned the powerful vehicles we have today

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