TO THE EDITOR:
I am a volunteer teen driver clinic instructor teaching young drivers how cars behave in extreme circumstances and how to be safe on the road. Beth Osborne’s perspective needs to be shared to help us not only change our rules, but our mindset, on driving a car (“Beth Osborne explains how U.S. roads became ‘Dangerous by Design,’ ” “Shift: A Podcast About Mobility,” May 21).
It is true that there are no accidents. We tell new drivers that accidents are rare, wrecks are common. An accident you can’t avoid, a wreck you can.
One big issue I have with Ms. Osborne’s ideas is that not all of us live in cities, and having, say, a grocery store within walking distance is not feasible for rural and suburban areas. We aren’t all going to move to a city, so suburbs and rural areas must also be included if she wants to consider all road concerns.
JOHN GRAHAM, Birmingham, Ala.