Lots of people are scared of flying, but it’s rare that you find someone who is scared of getting into a car. This is strange because statistically it’s one of the most dangerous things you can do – in the US alone, 35,000 people were killed in traffic accidents last year.
While this figure has been steadily declining from its peak in the 1960s thanks to improvements to automobile safety, it still represents a huge waste of life. Accidents also put a huge strain on emergency healthcare resources and cost a great deal of money to administer.
Author: Bernard Marr