The ABC brings word that road deaths in the ACT were stable in 2008 and drug and booze related deaths are particularly passe.
- “Fourteen people died on ACT roads in 2008, the same number as in 2007.
While drug and alcohol related fatalities dropped in 2008, the number of elderly drivers killed on Canberra roads increased dramatically.
Nearly half of the 14 deaths were people 75-years-old or over.”
This despite senior police and politicians fulminating all Christmas about how “disgraceful” the drink driving rate has been?
It’s also worth noting with the wrinklies that they’re much less likely to get in an accident, but much more likely to die when they do get in a crash. The NSW approach of taking their licences away is particularly cruel because it forces them into cars as passengers with drivers at the wheel who are more likely to crash (thereby killing them).
There comes a point when a person is on so many drugs to maintain life that blaming their fatality on a road accident is a bit silly.