The United States has created a built environment that demands that nearly every trip be an auto trip. Americans are also very sensitive to issues of child safety and protection. So why, understanding that automobile accidents are by far the leading cause of death for children more than one month old, do we never discuss the risks we subject our kids to by forcing them to make multiple auto trips daily? Why do child protection organizations and advocacy groups focus on things like car seats and auto safety and not the more obvious and effective approach of reducing automobile trips? Are we that addicted to our cars that we can look at our children and believe that more padding and better armor is the solution?