Every time I read about a child being killed by a vehicle I get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I shake my head and wonder why there are so many needless traffic fatalities.
With a wink and nod when somebody mentions we drive like it’s the Indianapolis speedway or they’re driving like Mario Andretti, we condone the horror of our roadways.
So why do we drive irresponsibly? Because we can.
Does the government encourage it? Traffic fines are built into city’s budgets. If the traffic laws were enforced maybe we would drive slower and better.