This is the price we pay for permitting 3000+ pounds of steel to go hurtling amid our busy streets full of people. It’s crazy and I’m one of those people who believes that motor vehicle use should be intensely limited in dense urban areas. They take up space, pollute the air, generate noise and generally make the place less friendly. Not to mention killing people, ending their lives forever. In a city like Berlin, the transit system is so good that people walk and bicycle everywhere. In the middle of the day, children can play in the residential streets, because almost NOBODY is driving. It’s quiet and peaceful. In a big city. On a weekday. It’s delightful!
Cars can get you places far away from cities, but inside of cities, cars create more problems than they solve.