What I see is that driving has become cheaper over the past three decades, while other forms of transport have become more expensive.
Oil at near $100 a barrel, the fuel duty escalator alone has added 25p to a litre of petrol, car tax has risen at the higher emissions end of the spectrum….where is this \”driving has got cheaper\” then?
There is precious little enforcement of either the speed limit
Missed all those speed cameras have we?
When someone is killed or injured as a result of careless driving, the penalties are tiny, if there is any punishment at all.
Err, yes, because careless driving causing injury or death is an accident, albeit an accident with some contribution from the actions of the driver. You know, this mens rea thing, what is intended? If you mean to kill someone with a car then you\’ve murdered them. If you kill someone while changing radio station then yes, you should have been paying more attention but you didn\’t actually mean to kill them: thus the much lower punishment, if any.