QUES­TION LINK TO SPEED CRASHES

Canning Times - - OPINION -

THERE is in­ter­est­ing news that a driver achieved 167km/h on In­dian Ocean Drive where an­other driver had re­cently crashed.

One driver speeds with­out harm­ing any­one but there is no speed­ing nec­es­sar­ily as­so­ci­ated with the crash. It suits the pur­poses of the road safety in­dus­try to keep try­ing to link re­ports of fa­tal­i­ties on that road to sep­a­rate re­ports of driv­ers do­ing il­le­gal speeds there.

Yet il­le­gal speed­ing is not a pre­req­ui­site for a fa­tal crash.

It is not es­sen­tial that that il­le­gal speed­ing be in­volved. Mo­torists should not be­come lulled into some be­lief that they won’t die if they don’t speed.

ALF CAMP­BELL, Ken­wick

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