Ever clicked ‘reply all’ accidentally? Gone to the supermarket for milk and walked out with everything but the milk? Pushed a door instead of pulled?
Luckily these mistakes won’t kill or seriously injure you or others, but the equivalent mistake on the road might.
Whether someone runs a red light trying to beat the orange, or has a momentary lapse in concentration, there is no difference to the outcome of a crash. Road networks need to be designed to cater for these mistakes. A system that is safe only if people do not make mistakes is not a system made for people. Let’s ensure our road infrastructure protects everyone, because we all make mistakes.
To err is human.
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