When an “A” Earns an “F”

nhtsakids The National Highway Traffic Death Safety Administration says to U.S. parents, on the website where the image at left resides, that:

Traffic incidents continue to be a leading cause of injury and death for children.

A? A? A?

Consider, first of all, that the leading killer of children in the United States is birth defects, i.e. problems deriving from before a child is born.

Now, take a look at the basic, uncomplicated facts about events after the sperm hits the egg.

As has long been true, automobile collisions (“incidents” in the NHTSA’s delicate formulation) are THE clear #1 killer of American children who weren’t doomed at conception.

And, BTW, why in the world is this so-called safety gesture campaign using trains for mascots?