VIEWPOINT - Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics
I was just reading the account of the head on that happened on Shannon Lake Road. I certainly have sympathy for the people involved, but I noticed that one person received a charge of "Speeding Relative to Conditions."
No question it was rightfully deserved given the road conditions at the time, but this is exactly what that prof at UBC was discussing in his lecture as to how the spin doctors with both ICBC and the RCMP manipulate statistics that I detailed to you in a past blog.
They will now add this to their statistics and the accident will be labeled as being caused by speeding and they will not mention weather or road conditions, hence giving both ICBC and the RCMP ammunition for blaming speeding for causing far more accidents than it actually does.
Don't you think the parties responsible for statistics should be accountable for attributing the cause of accidents honestly instead of manipulating them the way they now do?