I interviewed a local driving instructor today for a newspaper article. She noted that “distracted driving” was getting to be almost epidemic. I noted in the story that 33,000 people (and this doesn’t include the maiming, and so on.) die in traffic accidents every year now. That’s like a half full airliner going down every day in America! If that was happening, we’d close the skies. While nobody wants to admit it, because we’re pretty much all (except the Amish) addicted to motorized transportation, we have created these highly dangerous motorized traffic “patterns.” And not just dangerous in terms of accidents, but also dangerous in regard to an infrastructure that predominantly supports the burning of fossil fuels, helping to accelerate climate change to the nth degree. Time to obey the “YIELD” sign. And our position paper on transportation indicates how we’d tangibly go about shifting the transportation paradigm in this country. Quick.