People who live in this country have reasonable expectations of a society whose environment is safe. Guidelines have been put in place and laws have been enacted to help. Federal agencies have been created to help provide this safer environment.
One such agency is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition to higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions, its mandate was to reduce serious injuries and deaths safety issues!
The greatest push-back to its regulations came from the auto industry. But the results are in: substantial reductions in emissions, injuries and deaths.