Re: The scam that is the "Wipe off 5 Campaign"
And dont forget the ridiculous ad that they put with that. Basically, two cars braking at the same time. One hits the truck, one dosnt. Great theatre, HOWEVER, as someone pointed out. If the truck pulled out 30 metres in front of both cars, they would both be dead. Its a little like the pedestrian argument, that lowering the speed limit gives a pedestrian a greater chance of survival. Well, yes and no. Yes, if he steps out far enough in front to allow the drive to decrease his speed to 20kph or less. No, if he dosnt. End of story.
What is cruicial however is how the driver reacts when confronted with that situation. Remarkably, the factor that governments refuse to invest any money what so ever into, driver training :-)
ALSO, factor in the increased injury and death rates due to the increase of 4x4 cars on the road (read last saturdays The Age article on crash statistics and findings on 4X4's its terrifying) and you might just get an answer as to why the road toll will not reduce and in some cases has increased. Pedestrian deaths are on the increase, 4 x 4 now represent 1 in 5 cars in urban areas....hmmmm conicidence...nah must be speed!
Again, governments take easy way out, and blame speed, it has to be speed, speed is evil? Well maybe it is, but the fact you are 10 times more likely to suffer death or spinal injuries in a 4 x 4 that rolls over as compared to the family sedan, and that a 4 x 4 is 3 times more likely to roll than the family sedan and small cars in urban areas... points to the fact these guys are ingoring the facts and need to wake up to themselves. Start targeting the real cause of death and injury on our roads, and stop with the easy, simplistic, and revenue POSITIVE areas.
Chevs may go, but theres nothing like a HO!
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