It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

Latest Articles

  • No Picture

    The Forgotten Killer

    The Forgotten Killer

    The New York Times ran an article stating that the Mayo Clinic had surveyed the five biggest fears of parents.

    What do you think they were? What are you biggest fears as a parent?

    Well, according to the article most parents fear these five things:

    Kidnapping

    School Snipers

    Terrorists

    Dangerous Strangers

    Drugs

    Did any of those hit home? Say, when I think about any one of those things, I admit that I could get concerned. “Dangerous strangers” – I get chills imagining the unknown.

    Which one is the scariest for you?

    Guess what is not on the list? Motor vehicle crashes. Wow. Even though motor vehicle crashes is the number one killer of teens, it did not even make the top five when parents revealed their fears.

    That’s scary. Your son or daughter is more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash than all of those other things combined. But motor vehicle crashes is not even on your radar.

    How do you explain that? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because we kill and injure so many teens (over 340,000 seriously injured last year according to the Center for Disease Control), that as a society we simply don’t even notice it. Except when it’s your son or your daughter, then you can’t help but pay attention.

    But even then, nothing seems to change. We rack up another statistic and forget about it. That is, unless you’re the one who has to build a wheelchair ramp, forsake a promising career, or arrange for a funeral. Then, you notice and wonder “Could we have done something different?” “Are these the best choices we have?”

    Drivers education has been around for over three generations and it still has failed to produce safer drivers. During all that time, motor vehicle crashes has remained the number one killer of teens. But, no one seems to notice what a poor job it does. It’s something we accept and don’t think about – like the Forgotten Killer.…

  • No Picture
  • No Picture
  • No Picture
  • No Picture

Popular Articles

  • No Picture

    The Forgotten Killer

    The Forgotten Killer

    The New York Times ran an article stating that the Mayo Clinic had surveyed the five biggest fears of parents.

    What do you think they were? What are you biggest fears as a parent?

    Well, according to the article most parents fear these five things:

    Kidnapping

    School Snipers

    Terrorists

    Dangerous Strangers

    Drugs

    Did any of those hit home? Say, when I think about any one of those things, I admit that I could get concerned. “Dangerous strangers” – I get chills imagining the unknown.

    Which one is the scariest for you?

    Guess what is not on the list? Motor vehicle crashes. Wow. Even though motor vehicle crashes is the number one killer of teens, it did not even make the top five when parents revealed their fears.

    That’s scary. Your son or daughter is more likely to be seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash than all of those other things combined. But motor vehicle crashes is not even on your radar.

    How do you explain that? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because we kill and injure so many teens (over 340,000 seriously injured last year according to the Center for Disease Control), that as a society we simply don’t even notice it. Except when it’s your son or your daughter, then you can’t help but pay attention.

    But even then, nothing seems to change. We rack up another statistic and forget about it. That is, unless you’re the one who has to build a wheelchair ramp, forsake a promising career, or arrange for a funeral. Then, you notice and wonder “Could we have done something different?” “Are these the best choices we have?”

    Drivers education has been around for over three generations and it still has failed to produce safer drivers. During all that time, motor vehicle crashes has remained the number one killer of teens. But, no one seems to notice what a poor job it does. It’s something we accept and don’t think about – like the Forgotten Killer.…

  • No Picture
  • No Picture
  • No Picture
  • No Picture