On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 05:37:06AM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> probably is. but the whole "speed kills" mantra is imo not sound.
I had my doubts about this too, I have to say. I think the crappy state of
our roads contributes a lot to accidents. But if there are going to be
accidents, it's a simple consequence of the laws of physics that those
accidents will cause less damage if they happen at slower speeds.
It certainly seems that since the introduction of penalty points, the number
of road deaths has gone down significantly. This is of course a statistical
thing, but if it (detah rate) contines as it has so far, I think it will
serve as pretty convincing evidence for the "speed kills" mantra (to which,
of course, government ministers are exempt).
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