Re: The Fatal 5
- From: Speedgazebo <nickaird@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 03:14:29 -0700 (PDT)
On 3 Oct, 10:00, "Steve Parry" <k100rs_1990removet...@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Speedgazebo" <nicka...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 2 Oct, 21:16, "Steve Parry" <k100rs_1990removet...@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"The Fatal 5 is a collective term that describes the five most
contributory factors in death and serious injury collisions. These are:
drink driving, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone
driving and dangerous driving. "
I don't see what wearing or not wearing a seat belt has to do with it.
It may be significant to the severity of the injuries sustained, but
it can't have be contributory to the actual event.
I bet that no research has been carried out in to how wearing a seat
belt or not affects your chances of actually having an accident in the
first place. It's a bit like the argument for wearing full leathers to
pop down to the shops, or going in your flip flops and a tee shirt,
(squibing?) neither will make you more or less likely to have an
accident but the outcome in a tee shirt is probably going to be more
serious. Mind you, when I ride about in a tee shirt I am more cautious
that in 'proper' gear.
I'd think their reasoning is a collision quickly becomes a death or serious
injury collision if the occupants of the vehicle aren't using seat belts?
Yes, but it still doesn't increase the likelyhood of an accident
occurring in the first place which is what they are suggesting.
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