Accidents Don'happen, They Are Caused

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19690825]

A series of five programmes in which ANGELA PAIN enquires into the causes of road accidents and the measures which might be taken to slow down their apparently inexorable increase

1: The Way We Die Now

Road accidents are a major cause of death and maiming in Great Brilain-and for that national burden of guilt we tend to find a scapegoat in the person of the car-driver. Is this a valid view of the situation?

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690827]

A series of five programmes in which ANGELA PAIN enquires into the causes of road accidents 3: Licensed to kill?

Does the driving test really leave one competent to drive on Britain's crowded roads? If not, how can it be improved? And. once improved, how can one ensure that a driver maintains his standard of competence?

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690828]

A series of five programmes in which ANGELA PAIN enquires into the causes of road accidents 4: The Killing Ground

How far are our roads to blame for the numbers of accidents that happen on them? Given the Road Research Laboratory's estimate that in one year the MI saved 1,000 casualties including thirty deaths, should we be devoting much more of our resources to new roads of comparable standard? And can the design of cars themselves make a material difference to the number of accidents they are involved in?

Genome: [r4 Bd=19690829]

A series of five programmes in which ANGELA PAIN enquires into the causes of road accidents

5: Paved with good intentions

Is the problem of road accidents soluble? And if not, what is the best way of mitigating it? Ought we to devote as much care, time. and money to investigating road accidents a.s we certainly would if 8,000 people a year were killed in railway or aeropiane accidents? Or are we prepared to pay with our lives for the pleasures of the road?