Friday, 12 June 2009

Shakespeare on Road Safety

Like most things, sooner or later there's a quote from the Bard which fits the bill!

In his book 'Traffic Safety and the Driver', Leonard Evans writes about human behaviour, that we change our response according to the preceived probability and severity of harm.

He continues: "We walk more carefully when the ground is wet or icy than when it is dry; we walk more carefully on rough surfaces when barefoot than when wearing shoes. A warrior may accept a greater risk of being struck by a weapon than one not so clad, and so on. Shakespeare writes, "Best safety lies in fear" [Hamlet., Act I, Scene 3]."


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