Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Fast track to road sense

If Common Sense actually lived up to his pseudonym or had a modicum of road-safety experience, perhaps he'd realise the utter absurdity of his letter (Write Back, June 11).



The Government's Annual Road Casualty Report in September again showed speed is exaggerated to endorse the blood-money vendetta from revenue cameras.

Fifty-one (of 52) UK police forces placed it in last place as a cause of collisions. The most serious causes were bad driving, number one again being failing to look.

Excess speed was recorded as the cause of 2% of collisions, yet all the resources of our police service are committed to enforcing compliance with limits solely due to revenue. Ninety-eight per cent of offences go unpoliced. That is the real cause of carnage.



A CUNNINGHAM

Carryduff

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