Cascade promises to post the powerpoint slides from the Statewide Traffic Justice Summit soon. When they do, we do our fellow neighbors an injustice if we don’t share that information.
Just one of the sobering sets of statistics looked at fatality rates vs. speed and vs. vehicle type. At 35 mph crash fatality rates for pedestrians vs. cars start climbing above 50% and the rates grow exponentially with speed. SUVs at the same speeds kill 35% more frequently in crashes that involve pedestrians because the body suffers a blunt force injury from the grill and the head is thrown to the pavement. Cars on the other hand tend to pivot the pedestrian’s body forward, and causing the pedestrian’s head to impact the softer hood of the car instead of the hard road surface.
Save a life. Friends don’t let friends drive SUVs.