Death on the roads: No strong support for risk compensation

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7560.199-a (Published 20 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:199
  1. Graeme D Ruxton, professor of theoretical ecology (G.Ruxton@bio.gla.ac.uk)
  1. University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

    EDITOR—That the observation by Walker et al of more unsafe behaviour by the drivers of four wheel drive vehicles provides “strong support” for the risk compensation theory is unconvincing.1 This theory implies that because …

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