So why do we protect drivers?

Yesterday The Times reported findings at Bath University that showed that cyclists took greater risks when wearing crash helmets.

Now there’s a surprise.

How about an investigation to see whether surrounding motorists with seat belts, side impact bars, airbags, crumple zones and about half a ton of rigid material effects their driving and especially their consideration for others who are less effectively protected.

I am tempted to ask whether our roads will ever be significantly safer until it is as easy to kill a driver as it is to kill a pedestrian or a cyclist. When the latter make mistakes they are likely to hurt themselves; when motorists make mistakes it is others who are more likely to suffer.

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