Ian Roberts declaring war on teh motorist

must have opened this when looking up the Traffic Reduction Acts. Ian Roberts worth quoting as ever.

Why, for example, is the death of a child following abuse taken as clear evidence of the failure of our collective efforts to protect children, whereas a child pedestrian death represents only the failure of an individual child to stop, look, and listen when crossing the road? And why did medical research ???declare war??? on cancer and ignore injury, when as many children die from injury as from all forms of cancer combined?

Ian Roberts and Carolyn DiGuiseppi. Injury prevention. Arch Dis Child 1999;81:200-201. doi:10.1136/adc.81.3.200??

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