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?