Roads today are safer

“The roads today are safer for it” says the narrator ……   What about bicyclists ?

Roads will only be safer when every steering wheel is fitted with a sharp dagger which ends about 5 inches from the driver’s chest.

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  1. Safer? They’re not safer. The knuckleheads driving are just more armor plated, needing even less training in how to operate these machines in a safe manner with regards to other road users.


  2. I remember reading an article in Harvard Magazine about a fellow that was seriously injured in a road crash down in the Caribbean. Fortunately they were well to do and once stabilized the wife had him flown to Florida.
    He survived but subsequently researched the article.
    In 2002 more people died in vehicular road crashes that war and AIDs combined world wide. He said that it was like nine fully loaded 747 Jumbo Jets crashing everyday, 365 days a year with no survivors. The overwhelming number of those killed were those most vulnerable, pedestrians and cyclists. in third world countries. In many countries busses are referred to as rolling coffins or rolling morgues. The article was in 2003 and said that those numbers would be growing exponentially.


    1. Maybe this report from 2004 ?

      Had to laugh at page 66 ;
      To reduce bicycle injuries – in China, as elsewhere – several types of intervention are likely to be effective.
      Changes to the road environment can be highly beneficial. They include:

      — use of a bicycle helmet;
      — safe bicycling practices;
      — respectful behaviour towards others sharing the road.


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