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Mark Whitby responds (NCE 20 June) to my letter (NCE 6 June) by arguing that design is a significant factor in the UK's high rate of pedestrian deaths.

This may well be the case. I have not argued otherwise but feel that for the President of the ICE to claim that engineers should take full responsibility for the excessive death rate is a very serious accusation that should not be made without proper evidence - evidence which he has not offered.

If he really is serious in such a claim then he should set up an inquiry into this grave failing in the profession and establish what must be done to avoid its re-occurrence. After all, this is at least as serious as a few people being killed in a railway accident.

David Bayliss, david. bayliss5@btinternet.com

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