s krisi said in Re: Fixing the Symptom not the Cause "6/11/2014; Perhaps the death numbers are declining but it is still 40,000 people annually in North America alone...much larger than all plane crashes that people are so concern about...noone talks about car deaths, it is so common" It may be that 'car crashes' are so common that there is a lack of wanting to hold these speeders, texters, DUI'ers, ... etc accountable. Just too much trouble and even the PA State Police seem weakening to this trend. NY has thousands of tickets for their no texting, cell calls.. etc but none for the new PA law. Why?]
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