Railway safety : what does society expect?
04 February 2008
John Cartledge, safety policy adviser to Passenger Focus will be speaking at this event organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Because they are infrequent and spectacular, serious rail accidents excite far more media and political interest than the true level of risk they create justifies. Public expectations regarding safety standards vary hugely between transport modes. Like all operational outcomes, improving safety has opportunity costs, only some of which are borne by the industry’s users. How should we decide how much safety is necessary, and how do we price the benefits? If society wants even safer railways, what is it willing to pay?
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