Given that road safety related topics are so appreciated by RiotAct readers, I submit the following.
But first up, my condolences to anyone related to the following.
A (rough) breakdown of fatalities on ACT roads for 2010 shows:
Pushbikes – 2. Both were 60+ year old males.
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Motorcycles – 4. The official stats have 5, but I am unable to find the 5th. 1 on a rural road, 3 at intersections.
Male, single vehicle, into unforgiving roadside furniture – 3
Male, single vehicle, into other vehicles – 4. Three were into trucks.
The above two catagories would have to include the possibility of suicide.
Multiple fatality – 1. Step up Mully.
Collisions at intersections – 2. The youngest was 74 years old.
Makes justifying red light/speed/point to point cameras a challenge.