Page 16 of The Times today carries a story headline BRITAIN LAGGING BEHIND EUROPE IN CUTTING DEATHS ON THE ROAD. Reading the first half of the story you would think Britainm had the worst record in Europe for the number of deaths on the road. Strange, I thought, I'm sure that's not right. If I remember correctly we have one of the best records. But according to The Times we've only cut road deaths by 7% in the last 5 years compared to France's 35%.
But the truth emerges later on. Britain has 5.6 road deaths per 100,000 while France is 80% higher at 9.2.
So that's clear then. Honestly, lies, damned lies and statistics, eh?