Number 10 – a statistic.
Number 10 – the number of people who have died on our roads this year. In that time there have been how many murders?
But of course, the person who died after a road crash deserves to be more than just a statistic. He was a partner, a brother, a friend, a son, a father perhaps.
In July the Police said they would be launching a road safety campaign but I don’t recall yet seeing the details, does anyone else?
The issue of speed and drinking and driving must be made to be socially unacceptable as does the issue of dangerous driving. Education must start at an early age, simple measures to control speed and to cut out accident blackspots must be done now.
As I have said before, if there had been ten murders there would be a national outcry, there would be calls to bring in the FBI or Scotland Yard. So why the difference now? Talk is cheap, action must be taken.
UPDATE: This was sent to my LinkedIn site – worth wathing.
UPDATE: 10.38am and the story does not even figure on the RG’s top ten most read on its website….. says much.
UPDATE: 12.43pm and ‘Emergency Street dig-up’ has more readers on the RG website than a man who died in a crash, which still does not feature in the top ten …..
UPDATE: NOT ENOUGH!
UPDATE: 6.25pm – story still not in the RG website top ten even though the victim has been named…..
I can only assume by the last update that we are incredibly desensitized – that is a bad place to be, that means we simply have ceased to care and that it has become a common occurrence. It is very difficult to make a comeback from the depths …..
UPDATE: 8.29pm (a full 12 hours after it was posted on the RG website) the story makes the top ten – but only because people want to know who the victim was, as the story names him ….. wft???!!!