In all these crashes and accidents, the perpetrators fled. Many have not been caught. Some will never be caught. Who is going to advocate for Samantha, Jalyn, Tom, Skylar, Robin, Eric, Joseph and Cory and their families? Who will lead the charge to change our heavily car-centric cultural reactions to these unacceptable hit-and-run crimes? Changing our attitudes and behaviors takes decades of hard work, often led by nonprofits in partnership with government leaders. It's tedious, heartbreaking work and yet it's imperative if we want to see our quality of life improve. On a positive note, Maryland is the first state to begin actively measuring the quality of life impacts of events like car crashes on something called the Genuine Progress Indicator.