01 April 2009

Worth a Look

If you have not yet heard of John Adams (the risk expert, not the American president), then you should investigate. Among his more controversial claims are that mandatory seat-belt laws do not, in fact, reduce accident fatalities, and they might even raise certain risks--from which he concludes they should be repealed.

See
here for a recent summary of his work on seat-belt laws; see also his excellent book Risk; and, finally, see his website, "Risk in a Hypermobile World."

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