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Old 25-Aug-2011, 09:49 AM
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Interesting article in The Times:

"Using data gathered by police and spanning 700,000 accidents from 2005-2009, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has analysed, in breathtaking detail, the anatomy of a road accident."

... and it does tell us something most of us already knew:

"For instance, if you look at Government campaigns they seem to say that speed is the number one problem. But illegal speeding when drivers exceed the posted limit accounts for only 13.9 per cent of fatal accidents. A bigger cause [15.9 per cent] is going too fast for the conditions entering a bend too quickly, for instance when you might well be under the actual speed limit." Neil Greig, IAM.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...ts-happen.html


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Which explains why country roads suddenly get 40mph limits.... so then accidents can be blamed on speeding
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