Comment 117380

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 31, 2016 at 17:10:06 in reply to Comment 117378

This article (and my comments) are specifically against blaming pedestrian or motorists and finding solutions that result in less deaths.

But those solutions that are proven to work naturally involve the most dangerous part of the interaction: the motor vehicle. Simply slowing motor vehicles makes everyone safer and we don't have to keep "blaming" anyone. Slower traffic means more margin of error for both motorists and pedestrians.

But quite clearly, it is the cars that kill people, regardless of whether it is the motorist or the pedestrian who is to "blame" for the collision (and of course cars kill a lot of motorists as well). Again, this is basic physics.

The whole point of vision zero is to stop blaming and focus on reducing deaths. And that means looking at solutions that actually work, rather than asking people to be more careful.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-03-31 17:11:07

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