Standard Dave wrote:Modern attitudes are wrong.
Manufacturers put bigger better brakes on to stop cars faster, people drove faster.
They fitted bigger tyres with a low profile to give better sideways grip, people drove round corners faster.
They fitted ABS, stability assistance, traction control etc, people ignored road conditions.
Driver and wider population attitude is the problem.
This, I think, is what I was getting at.
It's also to do with, as jcohrane said, about the training for drivers, especially, in my view, the official sanctioned training.
Then too waremark's observation about stopping distance has relevance but doesn't always explain the single vehicle straight on at a bend stuff.
Basically, I believe too few drivers actually think about it in terms of all the stuff we here tend to do and that Government is little interested in changing that.
Therefore all the mandated "safety" additions to cars, instead of a truly educational approach with, for example, a graduated access to cars of higher performance.
Always a commentary, spoken or not.
Keeps one safe. One hopes.