Dysfunctional rules of the road

On Desert Island Discs (24.3.24), we heard that Professor Alice Roberts was hit by car in her home town of Bristol. She wondered if her “accident” had any bearing on the decision to pedestrianise the street. To me it’s a wonder that the rules of the road – putting the onus for road safety on the vulnerable – go unquestioned.

Pedestrianisation is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. To make roads safe, all we need do is to change the rules of road to make the driver responsible for road safety, and automatically liable in the event of an “accident” with a vulnerable road-user.

About Martin Cassini

Campaign founder and video producer, pursuing traffic system reform to make roads safe, civilised and efficient
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