Economist Thomas Piketty, “is in no doubt,” writes Will Hutton, “that rising wealth inequality imperils the very future of capitalism. He has proved it.” As I keep saying, inequality on the road endangers life, and has been doing so for nearly a century. Commissioning editors in the Press and BBC, however, as well as most traffic officials and Westminster politicians, think it’s of no interest that the annual peacetime casualty toll of 25,000, many of them children, is due to a fatal flaw in policy and practice. Of no interest to them either is the evidence from Portishead and Poynton (see Media) that equality is the solution to our problems on the road. Do you have to write a book for people to take note?

About Martin Cassini

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