Cars don’t kill people; people kill people.

Everybody knows the popular anti-gun-control slogan "Guns don't kill people; people kill people." What's the difference between cars and guns?

Motor vehicle-related injuries kill more children and young adults than any other single cause in the United States. More than 41,000 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes each year, and crash injuries result in about 500,000 hospitalizations and four million emergency department visits annually. Increased use of safety belts and reductions in driving while impaired are two of the most effective means to reduce the risk of death and serious injury of occupants in motor vehicle crashes. (link)

The bit about "the most effective means ..." is really thinking inside the box. Many, many more lives would be saved if we all rode bicycles. If 25% of the current drivers stopped driving, I believe we would see a greater than 50% reduction in those death and injury rates.

Since it's not written into our constitution that everybody has a right to a car, perhaps we could legislate some more rational controls of car ownership? Or do something to lower the death toll?

Seriously, cars don't kill people, except when they are being operated by people. People are killing people. If nobody is driving the car, it sits there, doing nothing, not killing anybody.