MESSENGERS OF DEATH

This article examines the high accident rate among motorcycle messengers in Great Britain. There are no official figures for the number of people who earn a living as messengers. The riders are casual workers, not full employees of the companies they work for. In the government's statistics, messengers are lumped together with all other motorcyclists. Andrew Evans, professor of transport safety at University College, London, believes the dangers of being a dispatch rider are comparable with those in other high-risk occupations -- such as deep-sea fishing.

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    IPC Magazines Limited

    Holborn Group, King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LS,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HAMER, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-10-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Issue Number: 2050
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1996 12:00AM