On a point raised ... speed doesn't kill ... it's the sudden stop that does
Two cars on the Autobahn in .de .... one travelling @ 80mph ... the other
rear-ends it @ 110 mph ... Total speed of impact = 30mph, as they were
travelling the same direction ... and cars withstand a 30mph colision with
little or no problem.
Two cars on Dublin roads ... travelling within the speed limit at 40mph in
opposite directions collide ... total speed of impact is 80mph ... writing
off *both* cars, and possibly their passangers, *despite* the fact that
they're both below the speed limit.
The factors causing death on Irish roads are complex .... certainly speed of
impact is one of them, as indeed are driver habits, bad driving, bad roads,
driver fatigue, pedestrian stupidity ... the list goes on ...
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