Tag Archives: road deaths

Voice in the wilderness

Last year there were 240 deaths from drink driving. Richard Allsop of the RAC Foundation estimates there would be 25 fewer deaths if the drink-drive limit were cut from .08 to .05. The story made the news, but the numbers … Continue reading

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Deaths in Northern Ireland v deaths on UK roads

In Northern Ireland (it was stated on BBC News), there have been 3,500 deaths in 3 decades. Made me work out the approximate death and injury toll in 3 decades on UK roads (I’ll research the exact figures anon). Deaths: … Continue reading

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The US shooting in perspective

The Connecticut shooting is appalling, but – not to diminish it – hundreds of children are killed on UK roads every year. The latest rampage in the US is the one-off act of an identifiable, disturbed individual. Much of the under-reported … Continue reading

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Rise in road deaths

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 … Continue reading

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J’accuse (again)

Is collective grief worse than individual grief? The attacks in Norway are shocking, but the shock and grief are shared. Meanwhile, on UK roads, 30,000 are killed and injured every year, condemning families and friends to enduring loss and pain. The unremitting, … Continue reading

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