It's No Accident: The Real Story Behind Senseless Death and Injury on Our Roads
Paperback, 304 Pages
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For more than 30 years, the government has been ramming cars into walls in an effort to make car crashes safe. The public has been conditioned to believe that seatbelts, airbags and more "crashworthy" vehicles are the best ways to protect us from harm on the roads. Meanwhile, the most basic strategies to deter dangerous driving and prevent crashes have been ignored. "It's No Accident" provides a rare glimpse into how the government got seduced by the promise of "safe crashing." It then examines the major factors involved in crashes today, including speeding, aggressive driving, distractions (e.g. cell phones) and drowsy driving. The author reveals that many dangerous behaviors are now promoted by businesses, and that drivers who kill often walk away with just a small fine. This expose is a must-read for anyone concerned about what's happening on our roads and how to stop it. Now available also through Amazon.com. **Questions about this book or trouble... More > with your order? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org< Less
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Apr 4, 2009"It's about time~ Bravo" that someone wrote about the MAJOR problems of the roads that have been killing people for many years, that has been overlooked because it was " JUST AN ACCIDENT" I found the book very interesting on ALL the facts, especially about how our GOVERMENT is turning their backs on the Victims that have been killed / hurt by Negligent driving, the hazardous drivers and vehicles, the laws and the facts that there needs to be more then MADD out there, for people that are MAD but have nobody to listen to them. Maybe now someone will ! Thank you for speaking on behalf of them! This book has opened my eyes to what has been swooped under the carpet for such a very long time. BRAVO!
Feb 28, 2009"critical but truthful" This is intelligent, gutsy, and sure to make a lot of people mad. Even MADD may be mad. This is a bold book that could end up saving lives.
Feb 20, 2009"It's No Accident" Lisa Lewis's total command of the issues surrounding traffic safety makes this a most credible book. She is at her best when she takes unconventional stances on matters that have long been somewhat sacrosanct in this country, such as pointing out the complicity of the insurance industry in undermining traffic safety, or the federal government's role in refusing to address traffic safety issues aside from seat belts and alcohol. Likewise, she points out any number of life-saving technologies already available that the powers-that-be refuse to even consider requiring on vehicles. It's No Accident is loaded with facts and statistics, but that's not its strong suit. Rather it's Ms. Lewis's passion for the subject -- and for the victims of the out-of-control driving culture in this country -- that leaves the reader convinced that we need to take every step possible to change our nation's attitudes toward driving.
Nov 11, 2008"Powerful Painful Truths - A Call for Change!" Dear Lisa, David Townsend, Tia’s father, gave me a copy of “It’s No Accident” this spring, nearly a year after my son Dominick was hit in a Seattle crosswalk. Your book told our family’s story and the stories of so many other families of pedestrian victims – from the devastating news, to the insurance companies, to meetings with the local county and city prosecutor’s offices. Your book helped me understand that $490 fines and no drivers education or loss of license for the drivers in these deadly crashes are the norm. That deadly crosswalks like the one where Dominick was run over frequently are left by the cities with no lights, no traffic calming, no sign of the lives lost there. Before I read your book I thought it was perhaps just our family or just Seattle and King County. We are so blessed that Dominick lived and is recovering steadily – recovering from traumatic brain injury is a long long road. We are appalled to see... More > all the families we know now who have lost a child or are trying so hard to restore their child after being hit by a car. Lisa, thank you for putting together the stories and the statistics into such a powerful book. I have bought copies to give to some of our community and state leaders. I hope that your speaking schedule brings you out to Washington. I think it would be so very important for our local and state leaders to hear from you. We need a shift of great magnitude to save our loved ones on our streets. Thank you Lisa for your on behalf of our children and communities. Desiree Douglass HEADSTRONG Seattle, WA< Less
Jul 24, 2008"Shocking" Shockingly honest. I'm so used to the politically correct media, this book was refreshing and informative. The next presidential candidates better read it!
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- Lisa Lewis
- March 2, 2007
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- 1.14 lbs.
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- 6 wide x 9 tall
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