“I think it would have been great if the Argus had asked some questions along the following lines:
- What’s the point of a policy which addresses the fact that pedestrians have a 90% chance of surviving a car crash at 30 km/h or below, but less than a 50% chance of surviving an impact of 45 km/h or above?
- What’s the point of the UK having speed limits in residential and urban roads which are 60% higher than our neighbours in Northern Europe - where rates of walking and cycling are much higher, and casualty rates are much lower than in the UK?
- What’s the point of a policy to change perception of road danger, which currently discourages walking and cycling - two of the most important kinds of physical activity?
- What’s the point of a policy that should help cut the £15 billion which road crashes cost the UK each year?
- What’s the point of a policy that, according to the World Health Organisation, will reduce average traffic speeds and have positive effects on health outcomes (e.g. by reducing respiratory problems associated with car emissions)?
- What’s the point of a policy which polls show are supported by the majority of residents?