Well I guess this is a little out of place but it is a good safety story (I think at least) anyhow here goes...
Today I get a call from my friend telling me he was in a accident (his jeep flipped 4 times and he was thrown from the vehicle) turns out he was in a coma for two days and just woke up
Not to worry though he is alright, in fact he escaped with only minor injuries (bruises scrapes and some swelling) no broken bones no surgery. He was driving down a road and lost control which made the car hit a dirt mound near the side of the road.
Today we went to go check out the car at the impound place, the vehicle was almost beyond recognition (I'm surprised he isn't hurt worse) and completly totaled.
Anyhow getting to my point, all this happened right as I'm about to finish my new road bike (which I am going to try to commute with as much as possible) In fact I was just thinking about how dangerous vehicles are in general, and that getting on a bike to go places would be much safer.
I just figured this is a testament to how dangerous cars can be to the people inside, and the pedistrians (and cyclists!) outside.