October 16, 2007
Speed Kills

"Motorists will face a mandatory speed limit of 20mph in residential areas if the government accepts proposals that would reduce the annual death toll of 3,100 people on British roads". Wouldn't that be nice?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Your chances of killing a child at 20, should you hit one, are very low. It 30, much higher. At 40, they are dead. Even the most skillful driver can't avoid hitting a child who runs out in front of them, as they are wont to do.

Am I scared that my kids will be abducted buy those predatory paedoes that you read about in the gutter press all the time? Not particularly. I'm aware, but the risk there is very low. No, it's the roads that scare me.

Posted to Rants by Simon Brunning at October 16, 2007 08:42 PM
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