REALISTIC ROAD TOLL

Bob Moore, via email

The zero-fatality campaign is absurd.

Even if there were eight million Ian Luffs driving, every car was in perfect mechanical condition, had all the safety features, fences lined all roads to exclude wildlife, nobody crossed roads, we had perfect roads and the Luffs never used smartphones while driving and never exceeded speed limits, never consumed alcohol and/or drugs there would still be some fatalities.

Come on governments, police and road safety authorities, stop living in cuckoo land. Most people accept that there is an inherent risk in driving and its the price we pay for the convenience of moving about in cars; plus the added enjoyment for many of driving in a vigorous manner. The only way of reaching zero road deaths is to stay in bed or to abolish roads and vehicles altogether.