Great opinion piece in this morning’s Quartz Weekend Brief.
The take away – yes the lives lost (13 or 74, depending upon who ask) are tragic – but
From 2003 to 2010, the period in question, 287,586 people died in the US in car crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s 98 people every single day.
If we spent a fraction of the energy we have spent chastising GM on improving overall traffic safety we would have have saved way more lives. But then that is not as exciting of a news story.