Michael Job, David Maher and Shane Foran have highlighted the total
inadequacy of current measures beaig taken by bodies with responsibility for
reducing road deaths. Deaths are static, so measures are obviously
We need 1)speed governors on all cars responding to roadside beacons, as in
2)much softer cars, so that collisionsare harmles, when they
3)to create a paradigm shift we should pay cyclists and charge
motorists for road space.
Perhaps change will only come about by legislative challenge in the form of
class actions, as there is a huge inertia out there, and huge vested
interests to be overcome, as highlighted by Michael, David and Shane. Is
there any barrister in the DCC who could advise on a strategy?
John B. Gilmore. Author of "The Last Traffic
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) phone: 042 -
Dublin Rd., Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. email: