While doing some initial research for this project I came across some statistics. In 2010 32,885 lives were claimed by roads. This is unfortunately the lowest rate on record since at least 1994 when the database began recording*.
This means that roughly 100 lives are lost to a car accident a day.
Thats 3 souls per hour or more.
Thats 3 families an hour that will never see their loved one again.
These roadside memorials are only a fraction of that. If that isn’t a sobering statistic, I’m not sure what is.