Ah, if there’s one thing you can count on when something like last night’s train crash happens it’s the legions of stupid people who come out of the woodwork with daft comments along the lines of OMG trains are so unsafe! I’ll never take the train again! I’m going to drive instead!

For example (from BBCi’s Have Your Say):

Once again we see what a dangerous and unsafe mode of transport rail is. The government should stop trying to force us all on to these crowded, rickety dirty contraptions with Tony Blair’s road charging agenda and let us go about it peace.

Yeah, because driving is sooooo much safer. Get a grip, people. Look at the photos of that train, which crashed at over 90mph, and google a few pics of cars that crashed at that speed. Compare and contrast, and think about the fact that most of the train passengers walked away.