They may be safe in the cinema but they have to get there and back as well. Better to pay for locks on the doors so that people cannot even leave home. Oh, I forgot that more accidents happen in the home than anywhere else.
And if they were to win thier case it would mean that all roads throughout the UK would need to be kept free from ice and snow. the case is doomed to failure as there is the onus is also on drivers to drive with care and perhaps not drive at all if the road is dangerous.
It is not reasonable to expect authorities to do the impossible...
if it could be demonstrated that the Primary Care Trust had carried out a detailed cost analysis to show that the return to the NHS in terms of reduced operating costs was equal to, or exceeded the money donated.
My view about a National Health service is that any expenditure which benefits the nations's health is justified, even if it's not spent on direct medical treatment. Reducing pavement accidents to the elderly is worth doing, no matter where the money comes from, and so is reducing road accidents. I couldn't really care whether a local authority grits the roads or a local health Trust, as long as it's done. The money all comes from us in the end.