Unfortunately, religions are not interested in deaths from car crashes. Neither are religious “pro life” politicians.
Every once in a while here I go on a rant about car crashes. I do it to point out the hypocrisy of anti abortionists.
About 40,000 people a year are killed in car crashes. This is predictable. Almost all of them are preventable. Since almost all of us drive cars and do not believe we will be killed in a car wreck, we do not want rules that would make us safer.
Because we buy into this myth of being car wreck bullet proof, there is no expression of moral outrage like marching in front of abortion clinics with signs about “murder”. It’s OK to blame others, like young women, for the deaths of fetuses. It’s not OK to blame ourselves for not supporting safer cars or driving rules.
The link explains that with new technology messages could instantly be sent to electronic signs ordering us to slow down when conditions ahead were dangerous. We could allow ourselves to monitored with electronic speed monitors and sent a speeding ticket when we did not obey the safety conditions.
And, here is one that will get your goat. We could be required to wear helmets. This one rule might cut crash deaths by thousands the first year. There is a big problem with helmets, “They would mess up my hair.”
When someone says, “We are a society that values life,” I have to chuckle. Really we are not.