Murder on our roads, continued

This meeting was due to take place in April. It is now May 1. Did it meet and if so what were the outcomes?


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  1. We’ll probably find out after the next major incident, sadly. Why the powers that be are full of inertia on this situation, I’ll never know, nor understand.

  2. I suspect the inertia is brought about by a number of factors. There will be “we don’t want to make laws that we cannot make work”…..”we don’t want to make laws that will upset people”……..we are unable to get the police out there on the roads and away from their desks to make any changes work”.

    Sometimes, politicians do things that are unworkable – but make for good politics. The “war on drugs” is a classic. Absolutely no way you can win that war – but still made for good politics at the time.

    Here, we don’t appear to even have political recognition that doing something about the ongoing carnage “would make good politics”.

    I actually wish politicians would stop commenting upon road deaths. It sounds so false as they clearly have little intention do actually do something about it.

  3. If I was to be really cynical, I also wonder if there is the “numbers game” at play.

    We wax lyrical when we talk of 10-14 road deaths a year. We wax lyrical, when someone is killed on the roads, or badly hurt.

    I suspect that in the wider scheme of things, the number of deaths/badly injured is small, and also small relative to the total deaths each year. How may people die each year because of illness, natural causes and age? Does another 10 or more matter? Is it a problem that warrants throwing no doubt quite significant resources (capital/man hours) at it? If you did, does it help reduce the carnage?

    Is the political effort required disproportionate to the outcomes?

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