Every 30 hours, White said, a New Yorker is killed in a traffic crash, and every 2 hours someone suffers a life-changing injury. The majority of the victims are pedestrians. "Is this acceptable?" he asked. "Is this the city we want to live in?"Via The Atlantic Cities
This was from an interesting story that looked at reducing traffic fatalities in New York City by applying the same "Broken Windows Policing" strategy that NYC and other cities used to reduce violent crime. Given NYPD's rather pitiful reputation regarding traffic accidents it seems like this could be a good start.