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Where are the protests?

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1165 (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1165
  1. Roger Browninghttp://www.roadpeace.org/, trustee of RoadPeace, the national charity for road traffic victims

    Had I, before the road crash that killed our daughter, pushed my imagination to the limit I might, just might, have got a sense of the devastating impact of losing a loved one in such a way; a life crushed and gone without so much as a goodbye. But I could never have imagined just how long the effects of that day would last. Eight and a half years after our young daughter died, the lives of my wife and me have still not returned to normal. And I can now say with certainty that they never will.

    Police investigations of road death are often indifferent and court sanctions are usually paltry

    There has been a massive shift in how we view the world. Our whole frame of reference has moved: what was once funny is no longer amusing, what was once enjoyable is best avoided and friends and …

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