Friday, 6 February 2009

Risk Compensation

Not everyone agrees that risk compensation 'exists'.

Very simply, the suggestion is that if someone feels safer, they'll take bigger risks.

What, a few years ago, was called 'The Volvo Syndrome'.

And what I posted about recently with a traffic cop suggesting cars should be fitted with big spikes in place of airbags. Which car would you drive more carefully?

And it was some amusement, mixed with exasperation, that I read this:

"It is generally acknowledged that current tungsten-halogen low beams do not provide enough illumination for normal driving speeds."

Errr, no. It's generally acknowledged that if you can't see enough then you should slow down!

Here if anyone wants to see it in context


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