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The Transportation Arms Race needs to end: here’s why
Science and Technology

The Transportation Arms Race needs to end: here’s why

  I’m going to be honest right out of the gate, this wasn’t a fun one to research, and it won’t be a fun one to read. 28 May 2012 - Mark Brummell, a Southampton cyclist, is struck and killed whilst cycling through Ipley Cross on the edge of the New Forest. 2 December 2016 - Kieran Dix, also a cyclist. Also struck at the Ipley Cross junction. Spends 2 months in hospital before succumbing to his injuries. At first sight, Ipley Cross is just another regular road crossing. Visibility is good. In fact it’s near enough perfect, with nought but a slight slope on the north east side of the junction to obscure lines of sight. It's not particularly heavily trafficked, being in the countryside and not on any main routes. To the average onlooker, Ipley Cross is perfectly safe. So why so deadly?...