Remind all the drivers among your family and friends to always look for people doing lane-changes without signalling, particularly at intersections when they realize they’re heading the wrong way! See all five photo’s, below.
In order to highlight the dangerous but very commonly-held belief that ‘it will never happen to me,’ and the extreme irony of Dean having recently made a Public Service Announcement for the NSC, about the dangers of fast driving on highways (see final paragraph), our very first Memorial Page is purposefully dedicated to one of the most famous Americans ever to lose his life in a car crash — James Dean, 1931-1955.
The original “Three E’s” of road safety* are still perfectly valid, even though more categories have now been added, but one of the originals — Enforcement — is my own career background and is therefore of particular interest and importance to me.
It may sound like an obvious statement, but all serious road crashes MUST be fully investigated to establish all of the factors involved in the cause.
Analysis of road crash figures in Germany from 2004 to 2016 has revealed that there are only marginally more incidents involving personal injury on days that fall on a ‘Friday the 13th’ than there are on other Fridays.
It’s a simple question…
For many years, there has been a tendency to state that ‘x’ days of road fatalities are the same as a full Jumbo Jet airliner crashing, but no matter how effective the comparison is intended to be, this relies on both the teller and the listener knowing – for example – which size of Jumbo jet one is talking about; there are several different passenger-carrying capacities so even though it is a big plane the concept is a bit vague.
The most important safety equipment for a car? Seat belts, maybe? After all, their consistent use is critically important. But many experts say it’s not those.
TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTSHEET — August 2019