Way to go Britain

Locutus
#1
BIG (er, I mean ), British government encourages local officials to reduce speed limit to 20 mph. Deaths and injuries in 20 mph zones rise 24%

from Fark of course...



Road casualties in 20mph zones increased by almost a uarter in 2011, according to official figures.


The number of people killed or injured on roads in built up areas with a speed limit of 20mph totalled 2,262 in 2011, up by 24% from 2010.


Meanwhile casualties on 30mph roads were down by 1% from 2010, recorded at 125,494 in 2011, according to data from the Department of Transport.


Councils have been given powers to set 20mph zones in a bid to improve road safety.




more good thinking here:


20MPH zone road crash casualties rise 24% - Home News - UK - The Independent (external - login to view)
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#2
"The number of people killed or injured on roads in built up areas with a speed limit of 20mph totalled 2,262 in 2011, up by 24% from 2010.

Meanwhile casualties on 30mph roads were down by 1% from 2010, recorded at 125,494 in 2011, according to data from the Department of Transport."

Clearly, the lower speed limit results in less than 1/60 the number of injuries and deaths. Lower speeds reduce casualties.
 
Blackleaf
#3
Britain has the safest roads in the world. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we wisely drive on the left, which is safer than driving on the right.
 
gerryh
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Britain has the safest roads in the world. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we wisely drive on the left, which is safer than driving on the right.




How about some proof of this ridiculous statement.
 
Ron in Regina
Free Thinker
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Britain has the safest roads in the world. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we wisely drive on the left, which is safer than driving on the right.

Why? What difference does it make? This is an honest question & I'm curious.
 
eh1eh
+4
#6  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Britain has the safest roads in the world. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we wisely drive on the left, which is safer than driving on the right.

Yes, because most women are right handed and sitting on the left of the driver makes hand jobs rather awkward causing many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome. Thus British men can pay closer attention to the road.
 
55Mercury
+1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post




How about some proof of this ridiculous statement.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

Why? What difference does it make? This is an honest question & I'm curious.

I dunno.

I'd cut him some slack, and took it as entirely tongue-in-cheek.

I mean, come on - it's the whole toiletpaper off the top or bottom debate on a different plane. And you know how brits thrive on pretense. lol Obviously if we don't agree with him then we prove we're mere colonials.

yeah, blackleaf, driving on the left would be safer... if you only had the steering wheel on the left. ha!
 
Nuggler
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Britain has the safest roads in the world. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we wisely drive on the left, which is safer than driving on the right.

............right??
 
tay
#9
Texas Raises Speed Limit to 85 MPH On New Toll Highway, Lowers It To 55 MPH On Parallel Free Roads


Texas Raises Speed Limit to 85 MPH On New Toll Highway, Lowers It To 55 MPH On Parallel Free Roads : TreeHugger (external - login to view)

It appears the STOP sign isin't yet a concept in China.....


Car Crashes - Chinese Kungfu Driving Style - Accidents - YouTube

 
tay
#10
'Old-fashioned Britain gone': Most Brits unhappy at home, consider emigrating


'Old-fashioned Britain gone': Most Brits unhappy at home, consider emigrating — RT (external - login to view)
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
#11
Cash-strapped government spends 10,000 pounds on a dead snake - Yahoo! News Canada

Quote:

"It is quite a bit of money, but he is a very big snake. We will not be constricted, nor will we scale back, in our dedication to preserve this historic national treasure".


Very punny.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

"The number of people killed or injured on roads in built up areas with a speed limit of 20mph totalled 2,262 in 2011, up by 24% from 2010.

Meanwhile casualties on 30mph roads were down by 1% from 2010, recorded at 125,494 in 2011, according to data from the Department of Transport."

Clearly, the lower speed limit results in less than 1/60 the number of injuries and deaths. Lower speeds reduce casualties.

A wise person would ask what percentage of roads have a 20 mph limit vs a 30 mph limit.
 
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