Found this one in today's ClariNews... All the more reason for autopilots... Speaking of which, this list has been very quiet. Sorry about that. I've been meaning to post more data here about what sorts of things I'd like to discuss and eventually accomplish with this list. I'll try to post more soon... -- Pat --------------------------------------------------------------------- Patrick Salsbury ClariNet Communications Corp. patrick at clari dot net | 408-296-0366 x131 | http://www.clari.net/~patrick/ Many years ago, I first drank from the Well of Knowledge. Now, I maintain the pumps on that Well, so that others may also quench their thirst.Title: Car crashes a growing cause of death, U.S. study says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More and more people are being killed in car crashes, and traffic accidents will soon be the third leading cause of death worldwide after heart disease and strokes, U.S. experts predicted Tuesday.
``Traffic-related injuries and deaths are growing worldwide at an alarming rate, and even rising slightly in the United States despite stronger education and law enforcement efforts,'' Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater told a meeting in Washington.
``With nearly 42,000 Americans now dying annually on our nation's highways and nearly half a million dying worldwide, we must join together in a global traffic safety effort -- government and business, science and health professionals, the entertainment and media industries and everyday citizens -- to keep our streets safer and our families more secure,'' he said.
Half a million people are already killed every year in car accidents, a report by the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the Harvard School of Public Health found.
The report, compiled last year as part of the annual Global Burden of Disease study but being re-released at the conference, found that 15 million people were injured every year worldwide in traffic accidents. Most were young men -- a growing population that will peak in the United States between 2005 and 2010.
As poor countries develop their economies and their citizens use cars, accidents will cost more and more lives, conference organizer Hans Holst of Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology said.
``We have to make sure that as developing nations become more mobile, their people have access to injury prevention information,'' Holst told the conference.
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