According to an Associated Press article nearly 43,000 people die each year on our nation's roadways. In addition, traffic crashes (whether they involve wrongful death or not) cost American motorists more than 160 billion dollars a year. For example, according to the study quoted in the AP article (AAA research report conducted by Maryland-based Cambridge Systematics, Inc.) automobile crashes cost $1,439.00 per person (involved in an automobile crash) in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. There were no specific statistics noted for Melbourne, Palm Bay or other cities in Brevard County.