snibgo wrote:There is quite a lot of data, but questions over what data applies to the question.
If I got into a discussion with a devoted Sun reader, I would ask why they included the cost of emissions but not the (far greater) cost of RTAs. The Sun reader would reply that he had never personally caused an accident, and shouldn't pay for other people's accidents through his motoring bills.
He might add that any political party that proposed doubling (or trebling) motoring taxes would be quickly shown the door
That is just a Sun reader. Just imagine if the person knew what he was about and how to really interpret the data.
I think that the CTC or any other organisation to do with cycling were to use the information as given here would loose such a lot of credibility with respect to other campaign organisations that also represent vulnerable road users.
I think CJ is correct to say that the CTC should stay well away from this subject.