The transport select committee is worried about the rise in road deaths, 51 up on last year to 1901. It ignored our submissions about the role of traffic lights in causing congestion, so it’s doubtful they will listen to our critique of road safety policy. Is it surprising there are fatalities when the root cause of danger on the road – priority – goes untreated? Chair Louise Ellman is “shocked” that 27% of young male drivers are involved in “accidents”. Is it surprising given the inadequacy of the driving test? I repeat: most “accidents” are not accidents. They are events contrived by the rules and design of the road.