Strategic framework for road safety reactions and criticisms

The Government today published their proposals for the future of road safety, here are some of the reactions and criticisms to the framework
Brake, the road safety charity has already criticised some of the proposals, in particular they question how the new planned on-the-spot fines for careless driving offences will be properly enforced, at a time when traffic policing is being cut back in many areas.

Campaigns director at Brake, Julie Townsend says that the Government needs “to make traffic policing a national policing priority, to ensure we have sufficient traffic Police enforcing vital safety laws”.

The proposed increase in fine levels were also criticised as being “woefully inadequate as a deterrent to potentially life-threatening behaviour behind the wheel” and a comparison was made to the high fine levels for littering which does not “pose a direct threat to human life”.

Read the full reaction on the Brake website

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