Re: The Fatal 5
- From: shaun.jameson.spam@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Shaun)
- Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 11:56:30 GMT
On Sat, 3 Oct 2009 01:30:10 -0700 (PDT), Speedgazebo
On 2 Oct, 21:16, "Steve Parry" <k100rs_1990removet...@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"The Fatal 5 is a collective term that describes the five most significant
contributory factors in death and serious injury collisions. These are:
drink driving, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, using a mobile phone whilst
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.
"Proper" gear is still fairly useless at preventing death and serious
injury. Not that it prevent's the born-again's thinking they can ride
like a knob because expensive Daineses protect against trees, dry
stone walls and Volvos.
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