Re: More of this to come
Red Ted: "In the automotive world the deaths happen in ones and twos, in aviation when something goes wrong [a plane-full may die]"
True of course, but aren't overall numbers higher for roads? And there have been high profile safety issues in the past, perhaps causing some deaths and many "lucky escapes", so similar issues seem likely to be picked up.
eldakka: "Not to mention that if you feel something is wrong with your car, bus, truck, you can just pull over to the side of the road and stop."
Again true, but in general, drivers are far less trained to deal with such situations; for some problems, probably less likely to realise until it's too late, and in some others, less able to react correctly to avert disaster.