Saving lives in road traffic—ethical aspects
Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
Z Gesundh Wiss. 2009 Dec; 17(6): 385–394.
Published online 2009 Apr 9. doi: 10.1007/s10389-009-0264-7
“In transportation as well as in health care, people die and are prevented from dying due to actions and omissions of individuals as well as functioning and dysfunctional systems and policies. Accordingly, a continuous ethical discussion concerning road traffic is needed. The areas discussed in the following are criminalisation, paternalism, privacy, justice and responsibility.1 The reasons for this focus is that these are five important areas in moral philosophy and together they provide a rough list according to which many of the more specific ethically relevant issues arising in traffic safety can be categorised.”
Read the whole article essay here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2967260/
Lengthy read, but very good at raising pertinent questions regarding the ethics of road safety liability.