A passenger car involved in a car accident in Brooklyn, New York. The pandemic has made driving more dangerous. | Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Driving kills as many Americans each year as guns do. Experts say that’s preventable. Driving is the most dangerous thing most Americans do every day. Virtually every American knows someone who’s been injured in a car crash, and each year cars kill about as many people as guns and severely injure millions. It’s a public health crisis in any year, and somehow, the pandemic has only made it more acute.