Politics is everywhere. The very act of driving a car is in effect a statement that you don’t mind shoring up the society we’re are all in together by paying oodles of road and fuel tax.
Alternatively it is a statement that you are free-thinking individual who shuns public transport in favour of your own personal transport agenda.
But sometimes there is no place for politics.
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), the accident prevention charity, we need to help low-income families who are most at risk of road accidents.
A RoSPA’s report shows how exposure to danger is a factor which can vary significantly between socioeconomic groups. For example, children in families in the lowest income bracket cross 50 per cent more roads than families in the highest.
The report also makes a series of unfathomable recommendations including this one:
"Education interventions need to help individuals and communities to overcome the social factors which act as barriers to safer behaviours, and empower them to have more control."