While I was looking up information on texting- or phone-driving accidents yesterday, I found this video on the RoSPA site :
Now normally, I’m not such a fan of RoSPA’s "we know best" attitude that seems to come across in their publications. But this one’s pretty sound - it takes a balanced view, without necessarily apportioning blame, and is coupled with some practical things that YOU can do to avoid being squashed.
I’m not sure whether or not they chose a ready-mix cement truck as their demonstration vehicle with a deep sense of irony though. I’ve found that cement lorries, in common with any other vehicle that’s being driven to a schedule / deadline, are driven with scant disregard for all other road users. Or maybe this was the point?
On the plus side, no mention of the "H" word. The protective properties of a helmet when 30 tons of lorry is smearing your internal organs through the railings are at best negligible, and RoSPA seem to be focusing on the practical.