Re: Who is Kidding Who?@ handle
In a society with over 2m people unemployed and an unfunded state pension, and a budget deficit, the "cost" to the rest of society is negative. The Department against Transport use a circa £1.2m "willing to pay" value for road deaths that is totally spurious, but even then we're talking less than £5bn. That's the tragic thing for lefties about maths - the answers are often wrong and have to be made up.
£34 billion. That's the government estimate of value of prevention of road accidents. Where does your £5bn number come from? Did you make it up?
Also, how much would you demand from a drunken driver to compensate for just one year of your child's life?
Well, again we enter the realm of made up numbers. Funny thing is, when I blow my nose after a trip on the underground, all this black snot comes out. When I look at the crap spewed out by the average bus or taxi, looks a lot worse than the pollution from cars, and the emissions per passenger km support the visual observation. Are health conditions less bad when the pollution comes from public transport?
London 'black snot' is brake dust. In this case, what you see can't hurt you - your nasal mucus has trapped the particles and no harm has been done.
What can and will kill you are the small particulates that you can't see and lodge in your lungs. They will cause cardiovascular disease. Not seeing them won't help; children in the seventies could not see the lead in exhaust fumes but it damaged their brains nevertheless..
Being a fat b@stard has far more to do with eating too much crap than it does with exercise. Do the maths (again).
Exercise has next to nothing to do with it. The 'obesogenic environment' in which we live does.
Don't be so naive.
Perhaps you should not be so smug about naiveté yourself.