Monday, 11 January 2010
Road Safety's 200 to 1 scare tactic
Just like their 'Speed kills' soundbite here is another from the DfT.
'You have a very high 200 to 1 chance of being killed on Britain's roads.'
How do they arrive at this? In the small print it is over a lifetime based on between 75 and 100 years which defeats their own point.
How soon will the time frame get lost so it becomes a given that the death odds are 200 to 1? A more realistic time frame is in any hour. This lessens the odds to a massive 175 Million to one. So the odds of being killed in a road accident, on an hour to hour basis, is only 175 Million to 1 folks. Sleep easy.