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Old August 7th 03, 12:36 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcycles,uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.misc,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Andrewr At Work
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Default warning speed camera

"Gavin Whittaker" wrote in message

A one second lack of attention at 40mph in a 30mph zone costs your
pedestrian victim 4.5 metres of the distance between them and your car.
Moreover, it adds to the speed of the collision and increases the
probability of injury or death. Simple physics.
Speed in acknowledged to be the principal cause of deaths in RTAs by
experts in road safety, by the parliamentary working group on transport
and by the AA, surpassing even the efforts of our drunken drivers, and
accounting for over 1000 deaths per year.

Do you get to many parties then, Gavin?

BTW, in a vehicle/pedestrian collision it is, as I pointed out
elsewhere, bound to be the speed of the vehicle that is the principle
cause of death. On the grounds that if the vehicle wasn't moving then
it wouldn't kill anybody.

So, while the speed of the vehicle may, indeed, be the cause of death it
doesn't tell us anything about how the accident was caused, does it?

AndrewR, D.Bot (Celeritas)
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