Tragic failure of a road system – an Australian example
Submission Date: February 9, 2017 Journal
Suggested Citation: Mooren, L. (2017). Tragic failure of a road system-an Australian example. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 28(1), 58-64.
The first recorded automobile fatality occurred in Ireland, in 1869 (Fallon & O’Neill, 2005). The event was described as a “public scourge and a private tragedy.” The coroner was moved to say, “This must never happen again.” But then in 1899, Henry Bliss was killed when struck by a taxi in the United States while alighting from a streetcar.