Speed Cameras Aren't The Answer
Ashley Brixey - life is precious - Brake the Road Safety Charity
Ashley was killed 2004 aged 20. He was in a car being driven by his friend
His mum Clare tells her story...
Ashley’s friend Richard got into the driving seat - twice over the legal driving limit and with an abusive level of drugs in his system after taking ecstasy.
Richard lost control of the car on a left-hand bend, and the car went up an embankment, through a garden fence and landed upside down in a swimming pool.
A terrible tragedy. Clare Brixey is now campaigning for the retention of Speed Cameras in Wiltshire, using her bereavement as a reason.
She is wrong, old fashioned policing might have caught or prevented her son taking a lift with a prat, a speed camera wouldn't. The diversion away from human policing to using mechanical devices is part of the problem, not the answer.