Editorial: Shifting the burden of proof

Editorial: Shifting the burden of proof

Richard Jory

A traffic experiment carried out in the Netherlands in which road markings and signage were removed produced some startling results. Fewer accidents were recorded and fewer people were hurt, largely as a result of the car drivers involved taking a greater degree of responsibility for their actions. With no big brother or nanny state to define the limits of their duty of care to other road users, it would appear that those bullies of the road resorted to common sense and took upon themselves some

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