We focus on terrorism far too much

“it is irresponsible for public officials and regulators to give in to political and emotional pressures and spend public and social resources on measures that save few lives when the same resources, used otherwise, might save many”

Mueller and Stewart, Evaluating Counterterrorism Spending, http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/articles/mueller-stewart-journal-economic-perspectives-summer-2014.pdf

If we spent as much money on vehicular safety as we did on terrorism-related safety, would we save more lives?