Wednesday, 19 January 2011

What does a life cost?

According to Department of Transport figures the average cost to society (Police, NHS etc.) of a death, serious injury or slight injury on our roads is £47,740. The cost of a death alone can be an average of £1,585,510.  This does not include the emotional trauma to both victim, driver, family and schoolmates, something that in many cases may never be recovered from.

DCC may save £200,000 but at what cost elsewhere?

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