Tracey_YCoung wrote:Yet another serious accident happened this morning....wake up and smell the bacon, something needs to be done!! We are meant to be advocates of the road...so why don't we make a stand to make things change for the better. Its too much for the police to deal with, but think about all the resources used when serious accidents happen...better education and continuous monitoring has the potential to reduce accidents. Open you eyes...you all call yourself advance drivers....you should be ashamed of yourself not wanting to make the roads safer and instead of just rolling over and accepting things for how they are.
Tracey, I do appreciate your enthusiasm, and I am sure that lots of us on here have become frustrated by driving on the roads etc. and would love to see something more serious... however, I am not sure that berating the membership of the only Advanced Driving forum will do any more than lose you friends! I think that all on here get where you are coming from, but equally most on here are quite experienced in the world of advanced driving - some on here are very experienced indeed - from those in / ex-police to those who have been heavily embedded in IAM / RoSPA for years, to others driving at a seriously high level... With that experience does tend to come an understanding of what can and can't work - and ultimately the government will balance cost / hassle / likelihood of it succeeding with the benefit it may
In reality, there is little extra that can be done - much of what Advanced Driving is about is increasing personal satisfaction in the level at which we drive - in reality it makes virtually no difference to safety stats...
I often show this diagram as an illustration - slightly out of date now, but it shows how few deaths / etc. there are annually on the roads (1,970 out of 493,242) - to be honest we are tailing off in the benefits we can bring and that now means that any extra benefit is hugely costly in how you get there...https://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/10/28/Factfile_deaths_large.png
finally - just so that you are aware - we tend to run a very relaxed forum here, but a part of that is courtesy to others, so perhaps adjusting the language so that it doesn't come across as quite so confrontational would be good...