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Old 13th Jul 2019, 14:21
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Gertrude the Wombat
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Originally Posted by ex82watcher View Post
Speed does not kill,but extreme deceleration does,as you come to an abrupt stop!There used to be a large illuminated sign,where theA34 joined the M40,saying"speed Kills".Every time I drove past,and read it ,I wondered why so many people were willing to fly on Concorde.
It remains the case that the number of people killed in a motor accident when all the vehicles involved were travelling at 0mph is quite small.

It is indeed not absolute speed that kills, but speed that is too high for the conditions. It's not difficult to agree that all accidents result from at least one party travelling too fast for the conditions.
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