Well, I would gladly inconvenience two hundred million people if it saves the lives of 40,000. Hell, I would inconvenience all 7 billion people if it saved the lives of 1 person. I think the 40,000 dead people PEAR YEAR
in the US ALONE, would agree. Everyone who chooses to live in a car place, participate in car culture, is responsible for those deaths just as anyone participating in gun culture is responsible for the gun deaths. There are non-car options available. Yeah, getting rid of guns is easier than getting rid of cars, but we should still do both for the same reason.
Also, the car death figure does not include people who die or get sick from lung disease from pollution. Consider how many kids who have asthma because cars. It’s not just deaths from being hit.