Drunks kill… no, hang on… speed kills…. no? What? TRUCKS?

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via 111emergency.co.nz

A road safety campaigner says trucks need to be off the road, if the road toll is to significantly improve.

Dog and Lemon editor Clive Matthews-Wilson says in good economic times, there are more trucks on the road.

He says as long as large freight trucks on the road, there will be multiple deaths, that would be easily preventable by moving goods by rail, or sea.

Mr Matthews-Wilson says if a car hits a truck, that car is always going to come off second best.

Oh for crying out loud, stop it already.  

We all know what kills.  Idiots, alcohol and drugs, fatigue, distraction.

But what doesn’t kill is 1 kilometer over the speed limit, or 1 microwhatsit per millithingy of blood in alcohol.

And now we have to get trucks off the road?

I tell you what:  get all the cars off the road, then there will be very few road deaths.

There is no doubt in my mind that there is a natural “background” level of road deaths that is caused by stupidity, alcohol, prescribed and illegal drugs, inattention, distraction and some Acts of God, and we’re pretty much near that level now.

Stop farting around the edges trying to bring the road toll down through micromanaging drivers, and concentrate on education and road improvement.

 

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