Read this story – Road Kill: Why are we so worried about terrorism when so many more people are dying on our highways? – and then ask yourself:
Why will the Provincial and Federal governments not legislate against the use of cell phones while driving?
Not allow the use of photo radar?
Not limit the horsepower of vehicles?
These actions will save lives, by the tens of thousands, and yet we are adamant as a society (since there is almost no pressure on legislators to do any of the above) that we will not take these actions.
A relatively small number of deaths by terrorism will change laws, restrict freedoms and redirect billions of dollars. Thousands of deaths on the road mean, essentially, nothing.