DANGER!

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DANGER!

Why do people go on about “dangerous roads”? A road itself, the tarmac surface, the kerbs and the pavement isn’t dangerous. It might be rough or smooth, brightly lit or unlit, pitted with pot-holes or covered in debris, but a road per se isn’t dangerous.
Even traffic, cars, lorries, buses and coaches aren’t dangerous. What is dangerous is the way they are used.
DANGER on our roads comes from drivers and driver 
behaviour, not the roads or the vehicles.
A knife isn’t dangerous unless you use it to stab someone.
I’d like to see road safety discussions putting less stress on dangerous roads and more on dangerous driving. A bad driver can transform any road into a dangerous road by simple carelessness and inattention to the Highway Code. 

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