My name is Mike. I’m a husband and father and the author of the website TheCarCrash Detective.com. I live close to Chicago, IL, have researched auto safety for several years, and have a personal investment in reducing their frequency and severity. This car safety blog is about a few I have looked into over the last several years, the people who died in them, and how to keep you and your loved ones alive on the road.
At the same time, I also have an interest in car seat safety, and have purchased or borrowed and reviewed a number of car seats in order to spread the word about the importance of Extended Rear Facing, which I believe to be as much a matter of life and death for young children as vehicular collisions are for children and adults alike. I dream of a day when virtually no young children in the United States die from vehicular collisions, and not the way things are today, where they are the leading cause of death for children between 1 and 14.
More broadly, my goal is to raise awareness about all kinds of motor vehicle collisions, as they are matters of public safety and are a part of of our communities. I don’t think most people know just how common these kinds of accidents are. However, on average, close to 100 people will lose their lives every single day of the year in collisions–almost all of which are due to human error and are completely preventable. To me, this is unacceptable.
Thirty five thousand people will die in car crashes this year in the United States. I hope the information here helps you keep your name and the names of the people you care about out of the local news tonight.