Saturday, April 24, 2010
Child Traffic Safety - Compare and Contrast
Netherlands-based Mark Wagenbuur has just uploaded another fascinating video on his youtube channel, this time about child traffic training in the Netherlands. Little needs to be said, except that Mark states towards the end that there were 15 child traffic deaths last year in the Netherlands. This compares with 124 in the UK in 2008. The UK population is 61.4m, the Netherlands 16.5m. Do your maths. Then have a look a look at this video and think for a second about how it differs from the UK.
The vast amount of energy, money and peoples' focus on self-defence measures for cyclists in the UK appears to be diverting us from the real problems.