Re: Road Toll at 15...we mustnt be going slow enough
I noticed a few days back that John Howard stated 'no matter how much money you throw at a road, people will still die on it'.
The reason why no government, no road safety body, the RTA or the police can pinpoint the cause of accidents and fatalities is because they continually miss the point. Doubling demerit points is not going to stop someone falling asleep, fining them $x for speeding is probably not going to slow them down, its going to piss them off, then theyll just hide from cops. The consistent issue with road safety is that far too often, accidents and fatalities are lumped together under the assumption they are all caused by either speed, drink driving or fatigue.
The root of ALL of these problems is a lack of training, and regardless of what anyone can say or prove, i truly believe that is the basis for every single accident - drivers just do not have the proper skills to deal with whatever situation may confront them.
People just do not recognise the risks, and they do not fully understand how to deal with a situation.
And as long as that is the case, people will forever be dieing on our roads and leaving the rest of us scratching our heads, wondering why, and then figuring the only way to stop it from happening is to slug us massive fines.
2002 Focus CL Hatch
too slow..............for now