HOW TO REDUCE ROAD ACCIDENTS by T.S. Skillman

HOW TO REDUCE ROAD ACCIDENTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

T.S. Skillman is a physicist (with a Double First at Cambridge), researcher, former administrator and businessman who has become convinced that mounting social problems threaten our civilization and has turned to a full time career consideration of them. His Re-Appraisal Society aims within fifty years to set ordinary people to thinking and talking about social problems. He applies this approach and solution to the social problem of road accidents here. Pointing to the ordinary driver as the culprit in accidents, he analyzes the characteristics that contribute to them. His argument is that if one cuts down the incidence of vulnerability (he estimates 70,000 instances per accident), the accident rate will diminish proportionately. Awareness and experience are evidently important, and here the Re-Appraisal comes in. For American drivers, geared to Ralph Nader's Unsafe at any Speed and the pursuant investigations and regulations (self and otherwise) of the automobile industry, this argument will doubtless appear logical but limited. A bypass is indicated.

Publisher: McKay