What does protecting America have to do with America's rate of accidental automobile fatalities? They're not being 'killed' in the sense of being attacked by humans bent on our destruction.
And I guess you're recommending that we ignore that insignificant number of Americans killed by our enemies, since protective efforts are proving to be such an expensive inconvenience.
(I do notice that you have a propensity for prescribing national policy initiatives in line with your personal activity preferences. Perhaps people, given the choice, would rather drive their cars and trucks, rather than ride bicycles and electric trams? And maybe they're not quite lucky enough to work from home and are forced to commute?)