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Old August 6th 03, 04:17 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcycles,uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.misc
Andrewr At Work
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"Dave Dew" wrote in message
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Yes but burglars do not normally kill people whereas motorcars are
responsible for the deaths of about 3500 people annually in this country
alone.


So, what percentage of all these deaths and injuries are caused by excessive
speed?


All of them, obviously.

If none of the vehicles involved had been moving then 98% of fatalities
would have been avoided[1].

[1] This wouldn't have helped in the, statistically insignificant,
cases where the vehicle _was_ stationary and the pedestrian simply
lowered their head and ran at it full-tilt. Extensive government
research suggests that it's not really worth saving these people.

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Old August 6th 03, 04:22 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcycles,uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.misc
William Grainger
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Andrewr At Work wrote:

[1] This wouldn't have helped in the, statistically insignificant,
cases where the vehicle _was_ stationary and the pedestrian simply
lowered their head and ran at it full-tilt. Extensive government
research suggests that it's not really worth saving these people.


Ginge! Be careful!

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Old August 6th 03, 04:33 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcycles,uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.cars.misc
mb
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"Andrewr At Work" wrote in message
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"mb" wrote in message



"Dave Dew" wrote in message
...

Yes but burglars do not normally kill people whereas motorcars are
responsible for the deaths of about 3500 people annually in this

country
alone.


So, what percentage of all these deaths and injuries are caused by

excessive
speed?


All of them, obviously.

If none of the vehicles involved had been moving then 98% of fatalities
would have been avoided.



Ho hum, I was expecting that. My fate was sealed as soon as I hit the send
button ;-)
What I should have typed was: what percentage was caused by "motorcars"
travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.

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