Tuesday, 6 December 2011

In memoriam

In the Transport Museum gardens there's this tiny memorial to the human cost of the motor industry. It is about a foot tall. Last year 1,850 people were killed on the roads of UK; over the years millions have been killed or injured. If the internal combustion engine were a drug it would have been banned years ago. I see our city streets as a killing field and pedestrians as innocent victims of the drive for profit. And before you ask, no, I don't drive.
If you're of a curious disposition or are just plain morbid the BBC have a page on UK road traffic casualities here.

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