A boy of 11 is killed trying to cross the road. Was it an accident? Or was it an avoidable event contrived by the rules of the road, combined with the power imbalance the rules impose, and the mindset they instil?
Is it another case of state-sponsored child abuse and manslaughter? Should traffic officers, transport ministers and policymakers be accountable for subjecting vulnerable road-users to a lethal system, and failing to adopt reform of the rules of the road and the driving test?